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Last chance for young students to work in Larry Craig's office

March 2, 2008 |  5:02 am

Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho is looking for some college interns to work in his Senate office this summer. Parents, what do you think?

This is your last chance because, as you may have heard or read in past months, Craig has announced he's retiring again; this time he may mean it. In August word got out that the Congressional Republican had been arrested for lewd conduct in a men's room at the Minneapolis airport. He pled guilty in June.

This was the incident which introduced the phrases "wide stance" and "toe-tapping" into the idiom of American double entendres in 2007.

Then, Craig changed his mind when the news got out and tried unsuccessfully to change his plea. Then, he announced it was his "intent" to resign at the end of September. Except he changed his mind. Recently, he was rebuked by the Senate Ethics Committee.

Craig now says he's retiring next January at the end of his term. So this is the final summer he'll be hiring young students to work in his office with preference given to Idahoans.

According to our friend over at the Sleuth, Craig's news release last week says, "Interns have the chance to be an essential part of a working congressional office. They participate in the legislative process as well as ensure that constituent services run smoothly.

"For those interested in politics, it is an incredible opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how our government functions while serving the people of Idaho."

--Andrew Malcolm

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