FBI Arrests Four Tennessee Legislators

Bill Hobbs has a minute-by-minute account of the arrest of four Tennessee state legislators by the FBI on corruption charges resulting from a sting operation dubbed “Operation Tennesee Waltz.”

Kevin Aylward and Michelle Malkin have thoughts, too.

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  1. Operation Tennessee Waltz

    Four Tennessee Legislators came to work on Capitol Hill in Nashville and left in handcuffs.

  2. What They Are Saying

    More links to more talk (because you fiends can’t get enough) about Tennessee legislators arrested today in a bribery sting: Michelle Malkin WBIR Outside the Beltway Ankle Biting Pundits Captain Quarters PinkKitty Blogging for Bryant Sharon Cobb Slant…

  3. jwbrown1969 says:

    I can see it now. “Republican lawmaker Chris Newton was one of four arrested …”

  4. Corruption-O-Rama

    Okay. So, I’m having trouble keeping up with what has been reported as fact and what is still unsubstantiated. Blogging this from a newsroom means I hear the gossip and rumors about what might happen and must remember not to…

  5. Tennessee pork spending gives legislators trichinosis

    Any day in which public officials impale themselves on the very sword they aim at the public’s neck is a good day in my opinion. In one of those rare moments where we can be unequivocably proud of the FBI, they have done us all a great public se…

  6. mike says:

    Perhaps the FBI could do the same in DC – or is there overcrowding in the prison system?

  7. Anderson says:

    You might wish to correct “Tennesse” in your post title to “Tennessee.”

    I hope when the FBI’s done, they’ll come arrest some of our Mississippi legislators …

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