Sunday, October 07, 2007
Sinking ships at the Capital Yacht Club
Gary Crooks of Idaho's Spokesman-Review has noticed a strange cluster of yachtsmen at the Washington DC dockside—
Did you know the unsinkable Larry Craig lives on a 42-foot yacht there? At a nearby slip is U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and his 53-footer, according to the New Yorker.
Other floating politicians are U.S. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who is under investigation in a bribery case, and former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, who calls a federal prison home after being convicted of bribery. Before they began bunking in federal cells because of bribery, former Reps. Bob Ney and James Traficant also lived on houseboats in the area, according to the New York Times.
One vessel in the area is called the Miss D'Meanor. When Craig was in the House of Representatives, he lived on a houseboat called the Ida Ho.
So what's the name of his yacht? Ida Cock?