Amoral politicians seem to have done advanced work in belaboring the obvious. However, they seldom can see what is personally obvious.
David over at BMG called Sen. Larry Craig's hedging on resigning "too hilarious." The full story, as detailed in Craig's local paper, the Idaho Statesman, transcends that:
- He thinks that his equivocating press conference on his disgrace gives him the chance and maybe obligation to stay in the Senate.
- He's going to hold to his fantasy that he was "railroaded."
- He accidentally left a voice mail on a stranger's phone that describes his self-perceived cleverness in planning his fight to stay in D.C.
- He clings to Sen. Arlen Specter's public support in a second fantasy that other Republicans may rally to him.
I'd love to have a Bush-style phone tap on Craig's lines now. His caucus members must be shouting one after another for him to get the hell out of Washington and not take them down with him. When he finally realizes that they can and will expel him if he doesn't go, he may at long, long last get it.
Craig's words seem to have chiseled the epitaph on the current GOP -- PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY LIES BURIED HERE
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