Judging from the content of the weekend news shows, the resignation of one Idaho senator matters far more than the resignation of the nation’s attorney general. On the formerissue, there were suggestions of a double standard at work in the GOP, given that Idaho Sen. Larry Craig is out (ahem) but Louisiana Sen. David Vitter apparently has been forgiven for his admitted sin as a client of the "D.C. Madam."
One reaction stood out in all the Republicans’ rush to abandon Craig: "I’d like to see Larry Craig seek to withdraw the guilty plea, and fight the case. I’d like to see him fight the case, because I think he could be vindicated," Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said on "Fox News Sunday." Was that a rare show of party loyalty? Was it naivete? Or is Specter serious in thinking a conservative Republican can survive an arrest and guilty plea involving soliciting gay sex in a men’s room?
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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