"The Republican senators expressed relief Thursday that embattled Sen. Larry
Craig has signaled he is highly likely to surrender his seat within a few weeks
rather than fight to complete his term. Craig’s departure, perhaps as early as
Oct. 1, would enable Republicans to sidestep one of the several ethics dilemmas
they face, and avoid the embarrassment of dealing with a colleague who had been
stripped of his committee leadership posts and urged to resign by party
So he is leaving?