Holy Crud: Craig Says He's Still Fightin'

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Sep 04, 2007 10:51 PM
Taking a cue from Arlen Specter, Craig and cohorts will find new and exciting ways to demoralize the Republican Party.
Sen. Larry Craig is reconsidering his decision to resign after his arrest in a Minnesota airport sex sting and may still fight for his Senate seat, his spokesman said Tuesday evening.

"It's not such a foregone conclusion anymore, that the only thing he could do was resign," Sidney Smith, Craig's spokesman in Idaho's capital, told The Associated Press.

"We're still preparing as if Senator Craig will resign Sept. 30, but the outcome of the legal case in Minnesota and the ethics investigation will have an impact on whether we're able to stay in the fight—and stay in the Senate," Smith said.

Craig, a Republican who has represented Idaho in Congress for 27 years, announced Saturday that he intends to resign from the Senate on Sept. 30. But since then, he's hired a prominent lawyer to investigate the possibility of reversing his plea, his spokesman said.

Perhaps he's planting the seed for a year's worth of coursework in his University of Idaho P.R. 302 class in "What You Sure as Hell Do NOT Do When Handling a Sex Scandal on a National Scale: A Case Study." Associate Professor has always had a ring to it, after all. First semester, "The Plea and Withdrawal Thereof." Second semester, "The Resignation and the Unresignation."

It's gonna be a hell of a fall, folks.