Three quick hits in the snowfall that is whitening and warming up Anchorage:
1. The Department of Justice has spent close to $1.8 million paying the legal fees of the lawyers under investigation for their roles in the bungled prosecution of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens (R.-Alaska). And the attorneys getting those legal fees are still on the clock.
2. The Alaska Dispatch has re-published what promises to be the first installment of the in-his-own-words defense of former State Rep. Vic Kohring (R.-Wasilla). He includes the statement that "[M]y defense cost upwards of $1.25 million."
3. And--very belatedly--here is what I told KTVA-TV in Anchorage last month when the Justice Department advised Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R.-Alaska) that it would review its decision not to prosecute convicted briber and star prosecution witness Bill Allen for alleged offenses related to sex with underage girls.