Juneau, Alaska - (Ass Mess): Commenting on the spate of headline-grabbing events centered on Alaskan capital Juneau during the past few weeks Mayor Bruce M Botelho said today he was still reeling from shock but prepared for the worst:
"Whatever next for Juneau? Hmm, let's see. An earthquake would be pretty bad but not entirely out of sync."
Botelho was speaking about this week's disastrous incident involving the Empress of the North cruise ship which ran aground in a reputedly jinxed spot in the waters off Juneau where ex-State Legislator Bruce Weyhrauch recently fell off his boat in a mysterious slippery accident that preceded his arrest by the FBI on bribery and corruption charges linked to oil industry graft specialists VECO.
Botelho has yet to comment in public on the Feds' arrest of Alaskan Corrupt Bastards Club members, seven of whom are now indicted on corruption, embezzlement, bribery, racketeering charges.
As Mayor of Juneau he hold the reins on the state capital's day to day running.
He is listed as being an accomplished lawyer who worked as Alaska Attorney General from 1994 to 2002.
Not much else is known about him except that he is reputed to be "an accomplished international folk dancer".
Hopefully those experienced dancing feet will be the first to notice any earthly rumblings in case his premonition of a seismic shock suddenly materialises in the headline-grabbing region.