I know I'm getting way ahead of the curve on elections, but I'm thinking today about Idaho's 2010 Senate race.
Will Mike Crapo's words — unconditionally in support of beleaguered colleague Larry Craig — come back to bite him?
Crapo has tied some of his own reputation to Craig, who has angered and alienated many Idahoans by trying to keep his disorderly conduct guilty plea secret, and then, once the news broke, reneging on his intent to resign.
Throughout, Crapo has stood by his senior colleague.
Consider this quote from Sept. 26, after Craig's legal team went to a Minnesota court to fight the senator's guilty plea: "Senator Craig has demonstrated outstanding leadership and tireless service to the state of Idaho for nearly three decades. Idahoans deserve to continue to benefit from Senator Craig’s experience and expertise."