Several well-placed GOP sources in Washington and Idaho have told CNN that embattled Republican Sen. Larry Craig is likely to resign soon, possibly as early as Friday.
Republican Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was arrested in June at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
A GOP source with knowledge of the situation told CNN’s Dana Bash that the Republican National Committee was poised to take the extraordinary step of calling on Craig to resign.
However, that move was put on hold, the source said, because top party leaders have received indications that Craig himself is preparing to step down.
In case the dimwitted values voters aren’t completely clear what this means, I will clear this all up:
Family Values- Admit to nailing as many prostitutes as you can from New Orleans to Washington, DC, so long as they are female and the governor of your state can not name a Republican in your place.
Not-Family Values- Denying that you rubbed your foot against another man’s foot in a bathroom stall, a clear indication you have teh gay.
I hope that is clear.
*** Update ***
Captain Ed answers his own questions:
However, if the party wants to start drawing these lines, then one has to wonder why David Vitter isn’t getting the same push. He didn’t plead guilty in court, but unlike Craig, he openly admits he broke the law and solicited prostitutes. Others serving in Congress at the moment have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors of more import than disorderly conduct without being forced to resign. If morality and credibility are at issue, why isn’t Vitter being held to that standard? It’s either that Louisiana’s Democratic governor would appoint a Democrat in his place, or that Vitter’s transgressions involved heterosexual sex and therefore are less objectionable.
Craig will depart soon, and these questions will fade away eventually. However, people will wonder whether the GOP decided to argue for standards in public officials, or whether they just found it easy to use Craig without endangering their political balance in the Senate.
I guess someone needs to do the legwork and run down all the members of both houses who have plead guilty to misdemeanors. That could be fun.