All resignations are unconvincing and dishonest, but is this the most ridiculously dishonest resignation ever?
"I have been inundated with calls -- from across the political spectrum -- urging me to 'stay and fight.'"
It's the "across the political spectrum" qualifier that gets the gold. What's so wonderful about it is that it's entirely unnecessary. He doesn't believe it; you don't believe it; he knows that you don't believe it. And the statement would have been perfectly serviceable without it.
Exit question: How long before the Mossad/Likudniks/etc. are blamed for his persecution? That's an explanation people "from across the political spectrum" could get behind!
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