Sen. Larry Craig did the right thing by stepping down from the Senate. If he wasn't guilty of illicit activity in MN, he shouldn't have pled guilty to the charges.
What I want to know is why a man caught with $90,000 of apparent bribery money in his freezer hasn't stepped down from Congress and why Democrat leaders haven't insisted? Yes, Larry Craig brought shame on his office, BUT William Jefferson looks to have been caught SELLING his office. That's worse.
This is no way aimed to defend the actions of Duke Cunningham, Mark Foley, Bob Ney or any other Republican guilty of criminal activity, but William Jefferson should resign.
Of course, Democrats just don't have a history of asking their politicians to resign when they are caught red handed.
Democrat Barney Frank should have resigned when it was found a prostitution service was being run from his house. The Democrat led Ethics Committee said there was no way he should have known . . . Frank is now the Chairman of the Financial Services Committee.
Democrat Gerry Studds had sex with a 17 year old male page and was merely censured by the House - worse conduct then Mark Foley.
Maxine Waters of California has been called into question for doing favors for her family.
Basically, the list could go on and on for the Democrats, but they are held to a lower standard by the press and their own party.
Let's start with Jefferson. Call Nancy Boyda and tell her to talk to her friend Steny Hoyer (who hired a lobbyist as his new Chief of Staff, this lobbyist was under investigation for giving a below interest loan to another member of Congress in exchange for support of legislation) and tell him William Jefferson must go.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.