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Tue., Oct. 16, 2007, 6 p.m.

‘We are only as good as our word’

KTVB-TV culled some of its questions for Sen. Larry Craig from Idahoans. One was about the importance of keeping one’s word. “Candace is absolutely right, we are only as good as our word,” Craig responded. “And for a time, my message was mixed. … I was being all but ordered to resign, and it was my intent, because I didn’t think I could survive. So it wasn’t matter of being dishonest. … Circumstances change. I went back to see if I could work for Idaho for the next 14 months and be successful in doing that. I made the determination that I could. … I will stay, I will work, I will finish my term, and I hope Idaho will be a better place because of it.”

To a question posed by multiple viewers – does he believe his staying in the Senate is in Idaho’s best interest? – Craig said yes. “I hope I’ve made the right decision for Idaho,” he said. “I think I have.”

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