You probably know by now that Sen. Norm Coleman has called for the resignation of Sen. Larry Craig. If you don’t, read it here.
A caller or two to the newsroom brings up an interesting question. Why didn’t Coleman call for the resignation of David Vitter, who is alleged to have sought the company of a prostitute (but only the Washington kind! Not those New Orleans hookers, mind you!).
It’s a good question. And it shows the danger of opening the door on issues of morality by a politician.
By the way, it’s interesting to go back and read Craig’s quotes on issues of ethics after he was arrested but before we knew about it.
Take this number from The Politico.
“All of us are maybe a little accepting, but a little frustrated, when senators go out and do things that are morally or ethically in question,” Craig said. “But when another agency of government intrudes or appears to stage an event for the sake of publicity, … that is a whole other issue.”
They’re circling the wagons.