Washington DC - (Ass Mess): Was a waggish 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' schoolboy prank in 2002 the begining of a karmic payback for the Corrupt Bastards Club whose three members have just been charged in a major corruption probe into Alaskan state legislature sleaze?
In 2002 a high school senior's 14-foot banner proclaiming "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" unfurled by Joseph Frederick was at first a bit of a giggle during the televised procession of the Olympic torch relay through the streets of Juneau.
But it sparked a huge freedom of speech furor that went to the US Supreme Vourt earlier this year after Ken Starr prosecuted Juneau educators' rights to expel the student for his tongue-in-cheek pro-cannabis poke at religion.
Now, in retrospect, this may have been the defining karmic moment when gung-ho Alaskan wing-nuts rallied their troops to fight the good fight, utterly confident that the corruption they themselves were indulging in was too well shielded from public view for the Feds to notice.
Alas today Juneau is in the national headlines.
Not because of Frederick's Bong Hits 4 Jesus first amendment challenge.
But because the pillars of its society have begun to crumble with the indictment of Bruce Weyhrauch, Pete Kott and Rep Kohring in a VECO extortion and conspiracy scam centered on the Corrupt Bastards Club.
All eyes will be on the Alaskan town in the coming days and weeks as reports of the scandal begin to pass the tip of the proverbial iceberg stage.