Has the Larry Craig storyline worked its way into another network drama?
On Tuesday night's episode of the new CBS series "Cane," a senator was forced to resign in the aftermath of a sex scandal. Sound vaguely familiar?
I guess this a big deal because Sen. Barnes (who, like Craig is a conservative with three decades of public service and a seat on the Senate's energy committee) was a big supporter of an ethanol plan supported by "Cane's" central character, sugar mogul Alex Vega, played by Jimmy Smits.
The hat tip for this one stays in the Richert household: my wife Chris, a "Cane" fan. I guess she has her wish now. I'll have to tune in next week to see what becomes of Jimmy Smits' sugar empire — and to find out if Sen. Barnes actually resigns.