Sweet Baby Jebus!
After perhaps seeking solace in the meaty bosom of
And strategerizing about his Triumphant Return with
Senate Buddy 4 Life Arlen Spector.
“Jimmy Leg” Craig has apparently decided to continue tea-bagging his Party’s sloping brows and dick-slapping their prognathous jaws awhile longer.
Sen. Larry Craig Will Stay in Office 'For Now'
Thursday , September 27, 2007
Idaho Republican Larry Craig has decided he wants to be a U.S. senator a little longer.
Craig's lawyers asked a Minnesota judge Wednesday to let the three-term senator withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting at a Minneapolis airport restroom. Afterward, Craig issued a statement saying he will stay in office "for now."
People close to Craig said that means until the judge rules.
Hennepin County Judge Charles Porter said that will be at the end of next week at the earliest.
Craig said earlier he planned to resign Sept. 30, then left the door open to stay if he could successfully withdraw his plea.
Craig, serving his third term as senator, pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct following a June 11 sting operation in a men's room at the Minneapolis airport.
That he will stay in the Senate past Sunday was an unwelcome development for Senate Republican leaders who have made clear they wish Craig would step down and let Idaho's GOP governor, C.L. "Butch" Otter name a replacement.
Otter canceled an extended tour of the state's overcrowded prisons this week to interview some of the nearly 30 people — including Lt. Gov. Jim Risch and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden — who have publicly expressed interest in Craig's job.
"He wanted to be ready to act if we received a letter of resignation," said Jon Hanian, Otter's spokesman in Boise. "Obviously, we had not. ... Until he receives a letter of resignation, we have no vacancy, therefore, there is no replacement."
For the record, the statement was not issued either verbally or in writing.
In bizarrely Craigian gesture, the Senator from
instead elected to convey his meaning via some peculiar form of tap-based
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