This is one of the little negatives as the Tea Party enthusiasm progresses. Wannabe players will toss their name around and pretend to be good-standing citizens and supporting Tea Party values.
The truth is....you generally know a limited amount of information about these characters. Maybe the majority are clean and good decent leaders. But as we see in this case....Radel was screwed up before the election process, and screwed up after the election process.
Let him resign, and let the Governor appoint some guy as a temp. That West guy could fill the seat till elections.
Bottom line....we clean up our mess and proceed on.
Agree get him out of there ASAP. No appointment before election in house, but get a special soon.