Monday, August 27, 2007

SENATOR COPS PLEA IN MEN'S ROOM CASE

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct, after being busted in the men's room of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Cops say he was trolling for sex.

Roll Call reports:
After he was arrested, Craig, who is married, was taken to the Airport Police Operations Center to be interviewed about the lewd conduct incident, according to the police report. At one point during the interview, Craig handed the plainclothes sergeant who arrested him a business card that identified him as a U.S. Senator and said, “What do you think about that?” the report states.
Last year, Craig denied a blog report that claimed he's gay. Monday, Craig's web site offers this lukewarm defense:
"At the time of this incident, I complained to the police that they were misconstruing my actions. I was not involved in any inappropriate conduct.

"I should have had the advice of counsel in resolving this matter. In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty. I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously."
Craig has been a senator since 1991.

Who cares if he's gay? No one should. But Craig supports the Federal Marriage Amendment, and voted against a bill that would have included sexual orientation in the federal definition of hate crimes.

10 comments:

Busplunge said...

He said he had a wide stance when he used the toilet.

MrsThurstonHowell said...

Sigmund Freud must have had Republicans/The Christian Wrong in mind when he developed his basic theories about human sexuality.

"Hindsight" probably wasn't the best choice of words for the good senator considering his predicament.

Anonymous said...

He's living in his own Private Idaho.

Anonymous said...

tip of the hat to BP for picking up on the most damning line of the whole account. Wide stance, ha.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many prominent Springfieldians are reconsidering their extra-curricular activities after this story?

Anonymous said...

Oh, the outrage from the left. Where was your outrage when Barney Frank was caught with that male prostitute?

Even if you're caught with the evidence in your mouth, no one ratchets up the "R" word on a Republican faster than a socialist.

Anonymous said...

that is the worst argument I have ever heard.

Anonymous said...

Argument? I'm not even sure those are sentences.

Anonymous said...

What is the "R" word?

The Secret Drinker said...

Racist? Radical? Ridiculous? Rubbish? Rear-end?


Just guesses.....