Is anyone buying Larry Craig's "the press made me do it" defense?
We've found one person: Idaho State Republican Party chairman J. Kirk Sullivan, who tells Spokane's Spokesman-Review that he watched Craig's turn before the cameras Tuesday afternoon and "heard a man open his heart up." "I think he knows that he made a snap judgment in Minneapolis. I think he knows it, and I think he is in a position to correct it," Sullivan said
Sullivan added that "nobody's proven anything," which, of course, nobody had to do because Craig admitted his guilt when he, you know, pleaded guilty.
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Sen. John Ensign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee would certainly like it to be over. The Republicans have more seats to defend in 2008 than the Democrats do, and they were surely counting on Craig's as a safe one. And it probably will be -- Idaho hasn't sent a Democrat to the Senate since 1974 -- so long as Craig isn't still sitting in it.
In a SurveyUSA poll conducted Tuesday, 55 percent of Idahoans said they believe Craig should resign. If he does, Idaho's Republican governor will select his replacement.