Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) announced his plans this week to start an Alaska awareness program where he'll guide Washington types
around the state to demonstrate its unique needs -- which require lots of federal funds.
The guided tours will show capital politicos (maybe bloggers, too?) how vast and remote the state really is, especially for those in rural villages.
Interestingly, Stevens had a specific rule for the press conference where he unveiled his plan:
Stevens said he wouldn't answer any questions with the word "investigation" in them, which ruled out questions about the federal inquiry into renovations that doubled the size of his Girdwood home in 2000. No charges have been brought, but a federal grand jury has questioned people involved with it.