As calls for South Carolina's Lt. Gov. Ken Ard to resign grow, Statehouse Report Publisher Andy Brack has joined the chorus with a column titled, "Time for Ard to do honorable thing."
But the argument is not only that it's the right thing for Ard to step down, but that the scandal has wiped what little influence the little-influence job has (the joke in South Carolina is that the Lieutenant Governor is the Governor Lite). Brack says:
Regardless of whether Ard is indicted, now is the time for him to step down and deal with the problems brought on by his own naiveté and self-indulgence. If he continues as lieutenant governor, it would be in name only. His effectiveness and trustworthiness are toast.