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Buh-bye, Larry Craig

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By Michelle Malkin  •  August 29, 2007 04:28 PM

The writing is on the wall:

Two Senate Republican colleagues, including John McCain, called Wednesday for Sen. Larry Craig to resign. The White House, too, expressed disappointment in the case of the Idaho Republican caught in a men’s room undercover police operation.
Arizona Sen. McCain and Norm Coleman of Minnesota, the state where Craig was arrested, became the first senators to join Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., urging Craig’s resignation.

McCain told CNN the decision was Craig’s to make, “but my opinion is that when you plead guilty to a crime, you shouldn’t serve. That’s not a moral stand. That’s not a holier-than-thou. It’s just a factual situation.”

“I think he should resign,” McCain said.

Coleman said in a statement, “Senator Craig pled guilty to a crime involving conduct unbecoming a senator.”

Hoekstra said Craig “represents the Republican party” and that “his conduct throughout this matter has been inappropriate for a U.S. senator.”

Buh-bye. Advice to other conservatives who might be downplaying the Craig crisis: Blubbering about Barney Frank is the wrong way to handle this. Are there media and political double standards? Yes. There always will be. But this ain’t the time to take out your tired old talking points. Larry Craig is bad for the GOP. Period. He’s a distraction from bigger problems and more important policy debates. He should go away and get some help.

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Craig steps down from his top committee posts, reports the Politico.

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