14 September 2005

By Any Other Name

Power corrupts it seems:
Lt. Col. Pete Schneider of the Louisiana National Guard tells ABC News that during the tour, (Congressman William) Jefferson asked that the truck take him to his home on Marengo Street, in the affluent uptown neighborhood in his congressional district. According to Schneider, this was not part of Jefferson's initial request.

Finally, according to the source, Jefferson emerged with a laptop computer, three suitcases, and a box about the size of a small refrigerator, which the enlisted men loaded up into the truck.
I don't think it would take two 5-ton trucks, a dozen soldiers, and 45 minutes of Coast Guard helicopter time to get a few belongings out of Chateau Octane, but, hey; I'm not a politician from Louisiana.

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