The Next Tell-All Author: Larry Craig
Craig talked at length about his book plans in an interview this week with KTVB in Idaho (watch the whole thing here). The main question, of course, is whether Craig will address the infamous airport bathroom sex-sting incident and the ensuing scandal that forced him to announce he would not run for re-election this year.
"There'll be a bit of what happened in the last year and the way it evolved," Craig said in the interview. "I think that's important for Idaho and those outside Idaho [who] are interested to know."
While he's at it, Craig plans to address "the state of politics in Washington today and across America" and the "dysfunctional and hyperpartisan Senate" he will soon be leaving. (Follow-up questions that weren't asked: If the Senate is so awful, why didn't he resign when the scandal broke and his colleagues were practically begging him to quit? Why stick around for another year?)
As for his future, Craig said, "Retirement for me will probably be not quite retirement. I certainly plan to stay busy." Senate ethics rules prevent him from actively negotiating for jobs while he's still in office, but Craig said "there are some one-way conversations going on" already with potential employers. Perhaps his book -- expected to be released around the middle of 2009 -- will be such a bestseller he can be a full-time author. Though he may want to make sure his book tour doesn't include a stop in Minneapolis.
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