Oh we’re havin’ some fun now:
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed House records connected to a one-time aide to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay who has been caught up in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal.
The subpoena involving Ed Buckham was issued to the chief administrative officer of the House by a grand jury in Washington. Notice of the subpoena was read on the House floor Thursday in accordance with House rules, but it didn’t mention Buckham’s name.
A House official said that the subpoena sought payroll records and e-mails written by Buckham when he was DeLay’s chief of staff. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue with reporters.
The freak show may never get quite that good again, but we can hope.