ID Fish Population Overwhelmingly Opposes
by Daphne Retter
The Idaho Mountain Express was quick to declare Sen. Larry Craig's (R-Idaho) career over, calling for his resignation in an editorial just four days after news broke that he had been arrested in connection with a sex sting in an airport bathroom.
That editorial argued that the senator should step aside because "Craig will lose his influence and thus his value to Idaho in Washington."
But you know Idahoans - they only care about one thing.
The Mountain Express's true motives were revealed on Wednesday when the paper published an editorial entitled "Craig down, fish up?" which noted that Craig's possible ouster could have implications for the state's salmon population. The article suggests that Craig has been "callous in his disregard for the plight of salmon" in continuing to support the licensing of dams.
"Sen. Craig's fishy behavior in the Minneapolis airport restroom may yet have a happy ending if the senator's downfall gives a boost up to the mighty salmon," the editorial said.
Salmon beware, though - Craig has yet to make a decision on his political future.
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