Senator Craig having second thoughts?

Posted: 9/05/2007 by Floyd in Labels: , ,

The G.O.P Senator who has pleaded guilty is saying now he may have second thoughts about resigning his position as Senator from Idaho, a spokesman for Craig said that Craig had not ruled out the possibility of reversing himself. This is not shaping up to looking anyway good, I mean you have an image to live up to when you are in this group and I know a lot are in the group that has never been caught for their conduct but, Craig happens to be the one who has been caught and it is kind of late in the game for recanting, Craig was embolden to fight for his rather good paying job by Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. The other Senators who are not as enthusiastic to embrace Craig just yet may be doing the right thing, because it is very simple if he does not resign all that means is more media coverage that the G.O.P does not need at this time in the game and on Tuesday the Senate Republicans had thought that the matter was concluded, apparently McConnell said that we would have a new senator from Idaho and they would move on and it would be the smart thing to do and keep everything out of the lime light so to speak and I would venture to say that the policeman had a good cause to run Craig in that day so it would not look good at all to mottle this thing through the press and the spin machine. As the case against Craig unfolded he after pleading 'guilty' was fined $500 and placed on unsupervised probation for one year and see the word above the guy pleaded guilty and there in opens Pandora's box for Republicans and a long drawn out media blitz is the last thing they need right now. A top Republican aide was quoted in the times as saying; “The people of Idaho and the rest of America were led to believe Senator Craig would resign,” said the aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “To go back on that intent means that he will only be a
negative distraction for his colleagues. Like a fish out of water, he
is gasping for his last breath of political air.” What they really want is this thing to slip into oblivion and move on.
International Herald Tribune
The New York Times

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  1. His second thoughts are coming from his Republican supporters, who just do not want to lose another seat right now.

  1. Beth says:

    This was a surprise, but I think Let's Talk has a good point.

  1. Floyd says:

    You could be right on this point also Let's Talk, this one though could come back to bite them, it will be in the news without end and that could hurt more than help, if he had not copped a guilty plea it would have looked better I think this will spell nothing but trouble for the G.O.P but who knows to say for sure? I think it could be bad for them. Thanks for dropping by Let's Talk and Beth it is good to hear from you guys.

  1. Floyd says:

    Well, there is breaking news again on the bathroom senator, this article from Guardian Unlimited says the senator has dropped any notion of trying to complete his term.