There has been a lot of talk about Larry Craig's on again/off again decision to resign from Congress. Like most Republicans, I'm of the opinion that Craig should resign, but wouldn't it be great if he could take a few people with him?
Like who? Glad you asked! For starters, here are a few honorable mentions that probably deserve to be out of Congress -- or in jail if they're Republicans. Alternately, if they're Democrats, you can look forward to their serving in Congress for the next few decades.
Honorable Mentions: Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Congressman John Doolittle (R-CA), Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Congressman Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), Congressman Jerry Lewis (R-CA), Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Congressman Alan Mollohan (D-WV), Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Congressman Don Young (R-AK)
That's enough of the warm-up act. Let's move on to the dirtiest players in the game...
Senator David Vitter (R-LA) & Congressman David Calvert (R-CA): Maybe I'm a little old fashioned, particularly after the moral fecklessness of the Clinton years, but I've always thought that anyone caught using the services of a prostitute isn't fit to be in Congress.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT): When "Leaky" Leahy was the Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he regularly leaked sensitive classified information to the press in an attempt to undermine foreign policy decisions that he disagreed with. One of his leaks is believed to have actually gotten one of our Egyptian "assets" killed. He should have been sent to prison to break big rocks into smaller rocks for 20 years over his leaks, but instead he merely lost his seat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Congressman John Murtha (D-PA): The man congressional Republicans call "King Corruption" was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Abscam case -- who, upon being offered a bribe said he wouldn't take the money at that point, but might “change his mind”...“after we’ve done some business.” Despite his sleazy background, Nancy Pelosi supported Murtha in a failed bid for a leadership position in 2006 instead of urging him to retire from Congress.