Larry Craig and his staff simply can’t get their stories straight. After “resigning” on Saturday, the disgraced Idaho Senator revised his plans, emphasizing the intent in “…it is my intent to resign from the Senate, effective September 30”. In that speech, Craig said he’d like to clear his name before making any career-ending decisions.
Today, however, a Craig aide intimated the lawmaker’s again looking for a way out. Mouthpiece Dan Whiting said, “The most likely scenario, by far, is that by October there will be a new senator from Idaho.” Finally! Some reality!
No doubt Craig’s ever-changing course has been influenced by his Republican brethren. Mitt Romney and John McCain, both of whom hope to be our next president, urged Craig to step down. They’re hardly the only opposition within the Grand Old Party.
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told reporters he’d like Craig to call it quits:
My view remains what I said last Saturday. I thought he made the correct decision — the difficult but correct decision to resign. That would still be my view today.
McConnell’s vociferous calls for Craig’s occupational head have led some to wonder if he’s next on Mike Rogers’ hit list. Our sources say journalists are already getting suspicious and may already be preparing stories.