Anchorage, Alaska - (Ass Mess): Just what was it that prompted former Alaska state legislator Bruce Weyhrauch, 54, to take a dip on Monday in the icy wayers off Juneau's Auke Bay?
Weyhrauch was found hypothermic and in a state of shock on Coughlan Island after spending a rainy night there following an incident on his boat that left him desperately trying to swim ashore.
As yet there have been no reports of pesky fudamentalist Iranians being involved in this incident.
However, police are investigating just what happened to the self-proclaimed Corrupt Bastards Club member who had to make a 40-degree hour long swim to get ashore after taking a tumble from the boat.
Weyhrauch told troopers that he "slipped on some oil", hit his head and fell out of his moving boat.
The former Alaska State legislator was last in the news on Labor Day Weekend in 2006 when the FBI and tax investigators served a warrant on him and his colleagues Sen John Cowdery, Senate President Ben Stevens, Rep Vic Kohring, Rep Bruce Weyhrauch, Sen Donald Olson and Rep Pete Kott.
The politicians allegedly received campaign contributions from VECO Corporation, Alaska-based oil pipeline service and construction company responsible for large parts of the Exxon Valdez oil spillage clean-up operation.
The Labor Day investigation focused on collection of evidence of ethics violations, bribery, and clothing items connected with the phrase Corrupt Bastard Caucus, Corrupt Bastard Club, or CBC emblazoned on them.
Local Alaskan sources have said that it was more than just the oil spillage that VECO cleaned up and that a cover-up regarding the Exxon Valdez disaster was ordered by the White House.
Weyhrauch's apologetic "slipping on some oil" reason for jumping ship on Monday night has resonated with ironic nuance among investigators who have so far stalled on takling further action into the Labor Day corruption probe.