Friday, May 26, 2006

A year ago today, public suspicions about dishonest politicians were confirmed as four [Tennessee] state lawmakers were handcuffed and whisked into federal court to answer bribery charges.

By the end of the day, seven people were arrested as part of a federal sting code-named Operation Tennessee Waltz — four state legislators, one ex-senator and two 'bagmen' who have since pleaded guilty to ferrying payoffs to lawmakers.