Prosecutor: Craig is ‘politicking and game playing.’

In court papers filed today, a Minneapolis prosecutor urged the court to deny Sen. Larry Craig’s (R-NV) efforts to escape his guilty plea. Denying Craig’s motion “prevents further politicking and game playing on the part of the defendant in relation to his plea,” the prosecutor wrote. Craig clearly “had hoped that he could plead guilty and that the plea would not be discovered by the media or public,” he wrote. “The defendant’s current pursuit of withdrawal of his guilty plea is reactionary, calculated and political.”