The Chris Lee resignation letters: concise

Rep. Chris Lee's (R-N.Y.) Feb. 9 resignation letters to the Congress and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo were short and to the point. Lee resigned from the House after it was reported that he e-mailed a shirtless picture of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist.

"Dear Mr. Speaker: I hereby give notice of my resignation from the United States House of Representatives, effective 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Attached is the letter I submitted to Governor Andrew Cuomo."

"DEAR GOVERNOR CUOMO: I hereby submit my resignation as United States Representative of the 26th District of New York, effective 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Attached is the letter I submitted to Speaker of the United States House of Representatives."

In a statement yesterday, Lee said he has made "profound mistakes" and will work hard to seek the forgiveness of his family, staff and constituents.