Unbelievable. David Wu still hasn't resigned.

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OK, this is getting ridiculous. David Wu still hasn't resigned from Congress, despite his initial pledge "to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis."

The House passed the bill. The Senate passed the bill. The President has signed it. The debt-ceiling crisis has been resolved.

Wu spokesman Erik Dorey told the South County Spotlight that the trigger for resignation was the President's signature:

"He pledged to stay through the crisis and the crisis isn't over until the President signs it into law," Wu spokesman Erik Dorey said. "We are not talking about weeks and weeks down the road."

National Journal's Hotline notes that the formal vehicle for resignation is a letter to Governor John Kitzhaber, which means that he can resign at any time.

Wu can still resign even as the House stands in recess until September 7th. The congressman would send his official resignation to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. A copy would be spent to House Speaker John Boehner as well as the House Clerk's office, but the letter being sent to the House is "merely informational," according to the House Parliamentarian's Office.

But The Hill suggests that Wu may be waiting until Friday, when he could have his letter entered into the Congressional Record.

Rep. David Wu’s (D-Ore.) letter of resignation could come as soon as Friday if he follows his own timetable. ... House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) office said it has not received Wu’s letter of resignation yet, nor has the lawmaker communicated his intentions as far as the timing of his resignation.

Meanwhile, The Hill also reports that his own staff have no idea:

A spokesman for Wu told The Hill that he didn’t know when the seven-term lawmaker was planning to issue his resignation letter, but hoped to have a better sense soon.

This is absurd. It's time for David Wu to resign. It's time for the Governor to schedule an election. It's time for the people of Oregon to move on.

Time to go, David. We're done.

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