GOP Drafts Call To Quit

Larry Craig To Resign?

Looks like Lewd Larry Craig’s creeping toward his seemingly inevitable – and party promoted – resignation:

Idaho Sen. Larry Craig is considering resigning, Republican officials said Friday, after days of public and private pressure stemming from his arrest in June in a police undercover operation at an airport men’s room.

As a measure of the pressure Craig faces, party officials said a statement had been drafted at Republican Party headquarters calling for the third-term senator to resign. It was not issued, these officials said, in response to concerns that it might complicate quiet efforts under way to persuade the 62-year-old lawmaker to give up his seat.

If – or, rather, when – Craig steps down, Republican Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter can appoint an interim replacement. So, basically, the balance of power will remain the same.