CRAIG CONSIDERING RESIGNING. So reports the Associated Press this morning. Most amusing bit from this report comes from Sen. John Ensign, the Republican Senate campaign committee chair, who offered his take on revelations of the arrest of self-avowedly heterosexual Idaho Sen. Larry Craig in a Minneapolis men's room for apparent invasion of an undercover police officer's personal space:

"'I wouldn't put myself hopefully in that kind of position, but if I was in a position like that, that's what I would do,'' Ensign told The Associated Press in his home state. ''He's going to have to answer that for himself.''

Hopefully? Sen. Ensign doesn't know that he wouldn't put himself in that position? What's with these straight guys?

On the other hand, the cop who arrested Craig proves himself to be a bit of a philosopher. Responding to Craig's denials, in the AP's words, "that [Craig] had used foot and hand gestures to signal interest in a sexual encounter," Sgt. Dave Karsnia told the AP, "'Embarrassing, embarrassing. No wonder why we're going down the tubes.''

--Adele M. Stan

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