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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 07:31 AM
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Craig will announce his resignation, effective Sept. 30, at a news conference in Boise Saturday a.m.
GOP: Craig plans to resign from Senate
By JOHN MILLER and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press Writers

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig's decision to quit spares his party the embarrassment of an indefinitely prolonged scandal following his arrest during a sex sting in a Minneapolis airport bathroom.

Craig will announce his resignation, effective Sept. 30, at a news conference in Boise Saturday morning, GOP officials in Idaho and Washington told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Still, opting to wait a month before officially bowing out raises questions of what Craig hopes to accomplish in Washington once the post-Labor Day session begins.

Word of the resignation came four days after disclosure that Craig had pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge arising out of his June 11 arrest during a lewd-conduct investigation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070901/ap_on_go_co/craig_a... ;_ylt=AkreBXpHG4ujQD9Hu4ZDizys0NUE

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 07:39 AM
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1. Ho HO-----will he be followed into the Senate Chambers??




........Craig's regional director in Boise, Will Hart, declined to say if the senator will appear in Senate chambers Tuesday. Craig, should he show up, could continue to be a liability for his party as it tries to shed negative publicity, said Jasper LiCalzi, a professor of political economy at Albertson College of Idaho in Caldwell.

"If he's trying to walk into the Senate chamber, everybody is going to be following him," LiCalzi said. "I've been surprised by everything this is one more."
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 08:21 AM
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2. Why when these people resign is it never effective NOW?
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 09:35 AM
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3. Maybe he has to work till a certain date to qualify for his pension? n/t
Edited on Sat Sep-01-07 09:35 AM by hisownpetard
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 09:43 AM
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4. He's STILL not gay.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 09:54 AM
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5. It's questionable whether he's an ordinary human, imho.
Edited on Sat Sep-01-07 10:34 AM by TahitiNut
He seems to be a strange varietal ... peekus gropus gopus. :shrug:

For the record: Diverse sexual orientations ARE 'ordinary' ... lest there be any confusion.

:eyes:
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 09:58 AM
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6. Would That Make Him A Peekus Sexual Or Peekus Sapien
eom
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 10:10 AM
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7. It sure doesn't appear to be 'sapient' to me.
Edited on Sat Sep-01-07 10:10 AM by TahitiNut
:shrug:
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