Craig: The Apple of Idaho's Eye?

State hall of fame will induct senator despite protest from local GOP
By Asta Hostetter,  Newser User
Posted Oct 7, 2007 3:05 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The kerfuffle over Larry Craig's arrest and guilty plea won't keep him from entering the Idaho Hall of Fame next weekend, over the protest of local Republicans. "Maybe in 10 or 15 years we can think of this hall of fame stuff. Now is not the time," says a local pol. "It's a sad day to be a Republican." But organizers say they voted Craig in before his arrest and want to applaud the work he's done.

Craig’s induction may grind salt into GOP wounds: His decision this week to ride out his Senate term sparked a furor in the party. Some Idahoans spoke of the same embarrassment and outrage, but a Hall of Fame rep waffled on retracting Craig’s nomination: “It's pretty difficult when someone's been voted in and they've had acceptance letters and so on.”