second third fourth thought, Craig “all but certain” to resign; Update: Dems gain eight points on GOP in congressional ballot
posted at 11:41 am on September 6, 2007 by Allahpundit
The AP is touting this as yet another reversal but the quotes from his spokesman basically reflect the status quo: he intends to resign unless he can get the plea reversed by September 30. The one new wrinkle, I guess, is that he also wants his committee seats back, which depends on the largesse of the GOP leadership. Think they’re feeling charitable?
The men’s room sex sting involving Idaho Sen. Larry Craig is cracking the unity of GOP senators, sources say.
At the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon on Tuesday, at least three senators complained their leaders “rushed to judgment” in pulling their support of Craig after it was revealed he was arrested in June in a Minnesota airport men’s room on suspicion of making sexual advances to an undercover police officer in the next stall…
Craig’s backtracking has upset many of his Republican colleagues, a Republican leadership aide said, because GOP leaders thought they had put the scandal behind them…
Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, whose surprise call for Craig to withdraw his guilty plea and fight to save his seat was key to Craig reconsidering his resignation, also addressed the meeting — which included Vice President Dick Cheney, who regularly attends…
One GOP leadership aide said Specter may be “chagrined” by what he started.
The ethics committee is keeping the pressure on him to leave. Meanwhile, professional curmudgeon Jack Cafferty reveals a surprise social-con streak by taking Craiggers out to the woodshed. Er, so to speak.
Update: Thanks, Larry.