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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ethics Panel Slaps Craig; He Likes It

The Senate Ethics Panel (yes, I was surprised to learn it existed too) today released a reprimand of Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho*. The official document was, no doubt, sent to Craig underneath the stall door of the public restroom in Union Station. From the AP:

In a letter to the Republican senator, the ethics panel said Craig's attempt to withdraw his guilty plea after his arrest at a Minneapolis airport was an effort to evade legal consequences of his own actions.

Craig's actions constitute "improper conduct which has reflected discreditably on the Senate," the letter said.

Given the fact the Congress' approval ratings are right there in the toilet with Craig, that arguably is the biggest accomplishment of his Senate career so far. Unless you count that time he met Freddie Mercury on vacation in Berlin and inspired him to write "We Are The Champions" but I digress.


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