here are some of my thoughts on the evolving Senator Craig saga. I don't think that the sting operations which caught him are really a good thing or good use of limited police and justice resources. I am not really sure it should be a crime. I also don't think the US Senate should do anything to him because of this misdemeanor crime which he plead guilty to. NPR had a good piece yesterday.
Would the Senate take action against a congressperson if they were found guilty of running a red light, petty theft, etc.?
I do think that he should step down because of the exposed hyprocacy and shame of years of lying to his family and others.
I can really care less whether he is able to be succesful in post conviction legal action to reverse the decision. It seems clear that he does what he was caught trying to do. That is what matters. I like Paul Soglin's thoughts on the matter but do think he should quit. I like his statement that Craig should have made.