Larry Craig has announced today that he will only resign if he can't beat the misdemeanor charge in Minnesota.
Also, his lawyers sent a letter to the Senate ethics committee asking them not to investigate the whole matter. From the NY Times:
The lawyers, Stanley M. Brand and Andrew D. Herman of The Brand Group, wrote that there is no precedent for a Senate ethics review of "purely personal conduct unrelated to the performance of official Senate duties."
Investigating such a complaint, they warned, would draw the Senate into "reviewing and adjudging a host of minor misdemeanors and transgressions" even if "minor or professionally irrelevant." Mr. Craig has also hired lawyers to review the Minneapolis airport case, saying that he made a mistake pleading guilty and that he is, in fact, innocent.
Oh, my. I'm with Ellen on this one - around all of the conflicting emotions is this desire to seen this drawn out as long as possible, if for nothing else besides its salaciousness. And it seems like Craig is more than willing to deliver.
Update: The Idaho Stateman is reporting that the ethics committee rejected his request not to investigate. Oh, well.