Stevens: Wife Was in Charge of House

Sen. testifies that he asked for all renovation bills, and thought he paid for everything
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2008 1:26 PM CDT
Stevens and his daughters arrive in court today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Ted Stevens was out of the loop on his home renovation, preferring to let his wife handle financial details, the Hill reports. In testimony today in Washington, the senator said he was only at the cabin for two days in 2000 while renovations were ongoing. He also said he thought all bills were paid, detailing loans and cash he obtained to pay for the work.

“What goes on in the house is Catherine's business,” Stevens said, referring to his wife, who was at home in Alaska while he was in Washington. “What goes on outside in the house is my business. She got all the bills, and paid all the bills.”