The notion that the FBI raided Curt Weldon’s daughter’s house before the elections as a way of helping the Democrats doesn’t pass the giggle test. (Though that didn’t keep CNN from treating it seriously.)
Still, “Why now?” does seem to be a reasonable question.
Laura at War and Piece has a reasonable answer: Abramoff. Since the judge ran out of patience and has scheduled Abramoff’s going-away party for November 15, he has to be talking very fast now to build up a basis for a later motion to reduce sentence. Maybe one of the names he mentioned was Weldon’s.
Hat tip: Progressive Blog Digest