On a conference call to reporters, Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning, uh, objected to Louisville Courier-Journal reports that he had threatened to resign.
Bunning is a loose canon right now. Withing earshot of microphones, he also took a few shots at Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a former ally who's now actively recruiting someone to run against Bunning in the primary.
McConnell is lot's of things, but stupid isn't one of them. He knows Bunning is a loose canon who'll more than likely lose the next election, and he's trying to escort the fireballin' lefty quietly offstage. Bunning, to the entertainment of most of us, doesn't seem to consider "quietly" an option.