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Friday, June 22, 2012
Congressman's Stolen Motorboat Recovered
A thief swiped Congressman Norm Dicks' boat, but according to In the Know, the boat is back in safe waters. They write, "The Washington Democrat's cell phone started ringing Wednesday in the middle of his speech on the financial services spending bill. It was his son, Ryan, calling up his dad to update him on the boat, which had been stolen the previous night." Dicks' office tells ITK that Dicks keeps a motorboat for fishing at a canal in his home state. "It was tied up out there, but someone must have taken it out for a joy ride because it was apparently hotwired," said Dicks' Chief of Staff, George Behan. After hanging up with his son, Dicks apologized and told the crowd, "My boat was stolen last night...but we got it back." Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky) later quipped to his colleague, "The next time I borrow your boat, can you leave more gas in the tank?" More from The Hill's In The Know.