A funny thing happened about Larry Craig’s resignation from the U.S. Senate.

Story by Jill Kuraitis, New West. Risch Not a Done Deal to Replace Craig; Neither is Resignation.

Larry Craig Might Not Actually Resign. Courtney Lowery. New West.

If you do a Google or Yahoo News Search, there are many other stories speculating whether Craig will not really resign and fight to hold onto his seat.

This will create an enormous disruption in the Republican Party in Congress, further weakening them for 2008.

Meanwhile word was out that the “go-to” guy for the timber industry, livestock industry, mining industry, etc. is going to be Republican Senator Gorden Smith of Oregon (up for reelection). With Sen. Craig disgraced, lobbyists turn to Smith. Oregonian. By Jeff Mapes.

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

3 Responses to Jim Risch Not a Done Deal to Replace Craig; Neither is Craig's Resignation

  1. avatar timz says:

    “This will create an enormous disruption in the Republican Party in Congress, further weakening them for 2008.”

    I think this is true and is the reason why top Republicans will “encourage” Craig to resign. It also may be that Craig is talking big to create a distraction from the sordid details of the story itself.

  2. avatar Jim says:

    I wonder if Craig is actually guilty of soliciting sex? I haven’t read all the publicly made facts of the case but it seems to me that tapping your foot shouldn’t be a crime, nor should even going “hey buddy, wanna do it?” Does anyone have any more information about this?

    Glad as I am to see Craig possibly resigning and the Republican party in turmoil, we seem to be a bit ridiculus with law enforcement and with people passing quick judgments and overeacting to little things. Which this is.

  3. avatar J. Delaney says:

    The airport police at MSP have been arresting men in that restroom for sometime now … Travelers have been complaining about what has been going on in there. Craig panicked, he was told that the media wouldn’t find out about this, so he pled guilty to a misdemeanor, hoping it would go away. He should have contacted an attorney first, and the charges probably would have been dropped.

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