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Craig Arrested, Pleads Guilty Following Incident in Airport Restroom
Roll Call ^ | August 27, 2007 | John McArdle

Posted on 08/27/2007 2:14:41 PM PDT by Shermy

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To: Shermy

Gross. Can’t these guys keep it behind closed doors? Why would this Senator take the risk?? I have long thought that the US Senate is the home of perverts...Lindsey Graham and now Larry Craig come to mind. And Hillary is a “carpet muncher”.


151 posted on 08/27/2007 3:34:57 PM PDT by cmiller623 (Mayor Antonio Villa....or never mind. Los Angeles is doomed!)
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To: MPJackal
It does not sound like he actually verbally propositioned the cop. And is trolling a crime? Just a question for any law enforcement/lawyer types out there.

Craig reportedly pleaded guilty to "disorderly conduct."

According to Roll Call:

Craig’s arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8.

152 posted on 08/27/2007 3:35:19 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: Shermy

Ya gotta wonder how much a guy gets paid to sit around in public bathrooms waiting, just waiting. Do these undercover guys groan every sooften or whistle while they are sitting there?


153 posted on 08/27/2007 3:35:54 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Political Junkie Too

I’m fed up with the whole retaliation syndrome. But even moreso, I’ve had enough of both sides closing ranks and protecting each other’s bad behavior.

Why can’t we get anyone decent in public office? Is it because the salaries are only attractive to those who augment it with either illicit money or illicit “perks?”


154 posted on 08/27/2007 3:38:03 PM PDT by generally (Ask me about FReepers Folding@Home)
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To: AuntB
It has to be the risk factor!!...

Recently a local pol was arrested for the 'same thing'...at a public park bathroom...

The guy 'supposedly' had a good reputation, was married, had kids, blah blah blah...

..and now his picture is in the paper for soliciting another guy.

I don't want to think what kind of diseases Craig, this guy and others are bringing home to their wives....

This is beyond disgusting....it is vile!

155 posted on 08/27/2007 3:38:42 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It was just on one of the MSM evening news broadcasts a minute ago - and it was buckhead that broke rathergate.


156 posted on 08/27/2007 3:38:55 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Chief Engineer; Delphinium; EternalVigilance; Keyes2000mt; Sir_Ed; Knitting A Conundrum; ...
Downtown Boise
The FR Idaho Ping List
FReepmail GOP_Raider to be on or off this list.

157 posted on 08/27/2007 3:41:20 PM PDT by GOP_Raider ("I guess I like to do things that bother people." -Urban Meyer)
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To: lmc12
at least he’s from a safe state.

Don't be too sure. At Craig's last election, a Democratic nobody got something like 35% of the vote.

I didn't vote for Craig. I've been annoyed with his support of illegal aliens for years.

Given the political atmosphere in Boise, this might be the most fun for the local papers since Brent Coles (ex-mayor of Boise) was charging personal expenses to city funds and got caught dining twice at a Florida restaurant known as a gay hangout.

158 posted on 08/27/2007 3:41:31 PM PDT by Victoria_R (Robert Vasquez for Senator!)
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To: generally
No, it's because anyone with potential is politically assassinated by the other side before they get too popular and influential.

Right now, with an evenly divided Senate and gerrymandering in the House, picking off an opponent or two is the only way to tilt the balance of power.

-PJ

159 posted on 08/27/2007 3:42:11 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: Guenevere

Yeah, the wife thing. That’s a whole other dynamic. Some stay for the status and probably don’t even sleep in the same house.


160 posted on 08/27/2007 3:42:55 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: newzjunkey

His support for amnesty along with this bathroom gay stuff will do him in.

He’s a goner


161 posted on 08/27/2007 3:43:39 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: AuntB

I can’t imagine all the ‘status’ in the world keeping me in the same home with this type of behavior.


162 posted on 08/27/2007 3:44:18 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: Guenevere
This is beyond disgusting....it is vile!

I totally agree. It makes it all the worse because Craig was/is such a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and hero for the NRA. Shameful, and as you say, "vile."

163 posted on 08/27/2007 3:45:24 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: Victoria_R

There has been talk of Craig retiring beofre the incident. Lt. Gov. Jim Risch (R) wants to be Senator.


164 posted on 08/27/2007 3:45:37 PM PDT by Kuksool (RATS occupy Red States due free passes by conservatives)
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To: cmiller623

They are perverts by nature.


165 posted on 08/27/2007 3:45:46 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: ConservativeDude

I’ve always wondered how two homos find each other. With guys and gals, it’s obvious, but homos? I don’t know.


166 posted on 08/27/2007 3:46:33 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Shermy

He plead guilty. He is toast.


167 posted on 08/27/2007 3:47:10 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Shermy; Sturm Ruger; Petronski
I saw this story several weeks ago when the Romney bots were crowing that Sen. Craig had endorsed Mitt. I was wondering when it would hit the MSM...here is a little gem from a Romney campaign announcement:

"May 22, 2007 -- Boston, MA - Governor Mitt Romney today announced the first 25 members of the Romney for President Idaho Leadership Team, a group of leading Idaho business and community leaders who will support Governor Romney as he campaigns in the state and across the nation. U.S. Senator Larry Craig and Lt. Governor James E. Risch will serve as Chairs of the effort.

"I am excited to join with these leaders from across the state of Idaho to talk about the need to bring real change to Washington," said Governor Romney. "Idaho will be an important state in our campaign to end the status quo and prepare our nation to face a new generation of challenges."

With today's announcement, Senator Larry Craig said, "Our government is in need of a proven leader like Governor Romney, who will put in place benchmarks and streamline our government using proven conservative principles. His message is resonating with voters and I'm looking forward to helping him on his way to winning the Republican nomination."

Joining Senator Craig, Lt. Gov. James Risch added, "Governor Romney has proven he is a leader who can get the job done whether in business, at the 2002 Olympics, or as the chief executive of his state. We don't have to take him at his word, we can look at his record and know he won't raise taxes, that he will bring spending under control, and that he'll reduce the size of the bureaucracy in our nation's capital. He is the candidate that will make sure our nation remains a world leader."

Background On Romney For President Idaho Leadership Team Chairs:

U.S. Senator Larry Craig (Payette) - Senator Larry Craig is a Co-Senate Liaison on the Romney for President campaign. He was first elected to the United States Senate in 1990 and is currently serving his third term. Senator Craig was the youngest person ever to serve as Chairman of the Steering Committee, a legislative action group for Senate conservatives. He was also Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and is currently the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Senator Craig has been recognized by several national groups for his record of promoting fiscal discipline. Outside the Senate, he sits on the National Rifle Association's Board of Directors. Prior to his time in the Senate, Senator Craig served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Idaho State Senate. He and his wife Suzanne have three children.

168 posted on 08/27/2007 3:47:37 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I think all legal Americans should get 5 votes apiece to make up for the "new" voters.)
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To: Shermy

How horribly embarrassing to Idaho. How embarrassing to me....What an ass.


169 posted on 08/27/2007 3:48:08 PM PDT by Delphinium
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To: LadyBuzz

Yep - these guys are "normal".....just different...< /sarcasm>

These guys are SICK by any unit of measure...

One doesn't find "love" or "affection" in a toilet with strangers taking a crap.

170 posted on 08/27/2007 3:48:15 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Owen

...IF it’s a wedding ring. And maybe when he’s out trolling he puts it on his right hand. Stranger things have happened.

A few more good republicans like this are sure gonna insure a majority in congress, huh? Wow.


171 posted on 08/27/2007 3:48:18 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: All
Remind me again why we have to keep electing "pure conservatives" to keep up with the "moral" standards?

They are all hypocrites. I for now on am voting on policy and "family values" can go to h*ll.

172 posted on 08/27/2007 3:48:39 PM PDT by codercpc
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To: Owen

173 posted on 08/27/2007 3:49:22 PM PDT by kenth
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To: codercpc

Craig hasn’t been conservative in years. Blackmail?


174 posted on 08/27/2007 3:49:57 PM PDT by teawithmisswilliams (Basta, already!)
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To: txflake; Buckhead

Ah yes.

buckhead.

TYVM


175 posted on 08/27/2007 3:50:21 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Bringbackthedraft
"I wonder if the good Senator is a good friend of Barney Frank?"

If he was I'm sure ol' Hot Bottom would have invitted him up to Massachusetts for that sort of thing. Believe it or not, in MA you cannot be arrested for that (hard to believe, I know). So if ya drivin through the gay sate in youah ka, don't stop in them rest stops unless youah a queah...they don't call 'em pickle pahks for nuthin'.

176 posted on 08/27/2007 3:50:22 PM PDT by DonGrafico (Gowd demmit bub! You ain't from around heah ah ya?)
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To: GOP_Raider
If this was so normal, how come they have to meet up in public restroom.

How come all the homo lovers on he leftist blogs are loving this so much?
177 posted on 08/27/2007 3:51:16 PM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Shermy

I wonder what Barney Frank will have to say about this?


178 posted on 08/27/2007 3:51:29 PM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: codercpc

Obviously you haven’t been paying attention. The last thing the GOP (or you apparently) want are conservatives. Craig is one more open borders moderate and right up the current GOP alley.


179 posted on 08/27/2007 3:51:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Shermy; All

Um, it sounds to me that this police officer has an active imagination.

Still, Craig did plead guilty.


180 posted on 08/27/2007 3:51:55 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Dick Cheney should have gone hunting with Hillary." -- Yakov Smirnoff)
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To: Shermy
Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho)

Huh...party affiliation right up front...

Anyway senator, correct. youdaho.

181 posted on 08/27/2007 3:52:07 PM PDT by SGCOS
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To: Shermy

This is the funniest thing I have read all day.

Too bad he has that R next to his name.


182 posted on 08/27/2007 3:52:40 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SGCOS

I posted an Article this morning about the Sentencing of Tennessee’s Harry Ford, and noted it took FOURTEEN PARAGRAPHS before it was mentioned in passing that he was a DEMOCRAT!


183 posted on 08/27/2007 3:53:23 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: GAD

Smarten up? Long before President Reagan spoke of not speaking ill of those I was listening and learning just like now. Sure, purge the Bass waste but start with the waste before us.


184 posted on 08/27/2007 3:53:57 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Anti-Bubba182

He needs to resign. How can our party stand for family values with a guy like this in office under the GOP banner?


185 posted on 08/27/2007 3:53:59 PM PDT by puroresu
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To: Shermy

Craig was detained for approximately 45 minutes, interviewed, photographed, fingerprinted and released, and police prepared a formal complaint for interference with privacy and disorderly conduct.

So if I check to see if a stall is empty I am interfering with someones privacy?

If he was arrested in June why are we just now hearing about it..


186 posted on 08/27/2007 3:54:20 PM PDT by linn37 (Phlebotomists need love too.)
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To: George W. Bush
If the vice squad was gonna nail a GOP pansy in the men's room, then why oh why oh why [dear God] could it not have been Lindsey Graham?

When they catch little Goober, it will be with a Little Bo Peep costume (just Lindsey's size) and with a bunch of farm animals. I predicted it. Bookmark it!

Or Arlen Specter.

Never gonna happen. For that, you'd have to dress the cops in kilts. Arlen wouldn't be able to resist that up-skirt thing.

LOL & BTTT.

187 posted on 08/27/2007 3:54:42 PM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: Shermy

And after he earned my trust in that potato commercial.


188 posted on 08/27/2007 3:55:09 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: kenth

"I'm for open zippers and support
an open zippers policy."
189 posted on 08/27/2007 3:55:38 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: cripplecreek

By gosh you can’t say ol’ Larry didn’t fight the American people right to the end!

http://www.americanfarm.com/growtopstory8.01.2007a.html

ANLA to
Congress on immigration:
Keep trying

8.01.07

Attendees at the 2007 American Nursery and Landscape Association Legislative Conference visited approximately 250 House and Senate offices representing 40 states to lobby for a solution to the labor and immigration crisis and to support specialty crop provisions in the 2007 Farm Bill reauthorization. Research funding and water policy were also addressed.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Senator Larry Craig, R-Idaho, addressed the attendees, encouraging them to maintain their efforts to achieve a necessary solution for securing a viable workforce for our country’s agricultural and seasonal industries. According to ANLA Vice President of Government Relations, Craig Regelbrugge, “This event took place at a critical time. Our attendees were the first broad industry delegation, following the recent failed Senate vote on comprehensive immigration reform, to discuss all aspects of the immigration issue and to tell Congress that failure or inaction are not acceptable.”

Gutierrez, himself an immigrant to the United States, stated, “This isn’t over. Think about how you can have a louder and louder voice. We must achieve immigration reform for our national and our economic security. History will show that you were on the right side.”

The evening the conference concluded, Senators Craig and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., engaged in a 40-minute debate on the Senate floor in an attempt to introduce AgJOBS provisions, agricultural worker immigration reform, in response to anti-immigrant language introduced into the Farm Bill.

Regelbrugge said, “This unexpected opportunity, while not immediately successful, confirms the importance of steady vigilance in our lobbying efforts to encourage our representatives to support this legislation.”


190 posted on 08/27/2007 3:55:39 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: puroresu

I agree.


191 posted on 08/27/2007 3:56:07 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Responsibility2nd

What do you think buckhead is gonna do about this?


192 posted on 08/27/2007 3:56:20 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: snarks_when_bored

Thank you for raising the enlightenment of this thread...


193 posted on 08/27/2007 3:56:33 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: vox_freedom

He spent 10 days in jail already? Wow, it is a suprise we are just hearing about this...


194 posted on 08/27/2007 3:57:14 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: Shermy
Sounds like the actions of a darling of the Left.
195 posted on 08/27/2007 3:57:26 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: vox_freedom

Nicole Richie stays in jail for 30 mins, and the whole country knows about it.


196 posted on 08/27/2007 3:57:53 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: Shermy

From Wiki - Early life and education
Craig was born in Council, Idaho, to Dorothy Lenore McCord and Elvin Oren Craig.[2] He grew up on a ranch outside Midvale, a ranch he likes to brag his grandfather “homesteaded” in 1899. Now, unfortunately, it will be viewed as the Brokeback Mountain of the Potato State. It’s in Washington County.


197 posted on 08/27/2007 3:57:57 PM PDT by Blogger (Propheteuon.com)
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To: traditional1
I suspect the person at the urinal next to him was Hillary?

LOLOLOLOL........Too funny and quite possible! LOL

198 posted on 08/27/2007 3:57:59 PM PDT by melancholy (Quiz: name one country, other than the USA, that doesn't control its borders.)
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To: irish guard

Yeah, I love the cop who knows all the “signals” and stuff.

Such silliness.


199 posted on 08/27/2007 3:59:02 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Dick Cheney should have gone hunting with Hillary." -- Yakov Smirnoff)
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To: txflake

If you mention a FReeper or refer to them - good or bad; it’s common FR courtesy to ping them.


200 posted on 08/27/2007 4:00:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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