For some reason this report just doesn't pass the smell test.
- I'm not into Gay lifestyles, obviously, but can't see how the supposed hand signals and body language could legally constitute a proposition. If he'd had the door open, maybe. But airport restrooms tend to get very crowded at times, especially hub airports like MSP. I'm not comfortable with people lining up outside the stall door, but I've seen it happen.
- If he really was trying to engage in perverted gay behavior in a crowded public restroom in an airport, then he is too stupid to ever have been elected U.S. Senator from one of the most conservative states in the nation.
I could be wrong, but I smell a setup to "out" someone because of their politics or some other agenda. That being said, I think Idaho can do a lot better than Sen. Craig given his "Lindsey Graham" approach with open borders.
posted on 08/27/2007 2:33:52 PM PDT
(Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
Yes, I agree with you. It is hard to imagine the incident as described as clearly and legally indicative of sexually deviant behavior. The surprise is he accepted the charge and did not try to to fight it.
posted on 08/27/2007 3:23:54 PM PDT
I could be wrong, but I smell a setup to "out" someone because of their politics or some other agenda.
Same here. The Sarah Brady-Bunch gang hate Craig more than any one man in Washington. He's not only a powerful Senator who fervently and effectively supports the 2nd Amendment and frustrates their best efforts to undermine the right to keep and bear arms, he's also a member of the NRA board of directors and works closely with NRA activists on gun rights issues.
As I said on another post, I don't put any kind of dirty skulduggery past the liars and communist/socialist sympathizers in the anti-gun movement. But if this incident was as the cop says it was and Craig actually made a move on the cop I'm extremely disappointed in him. In addition to that, I didn't know that Craig is a big supporter of unrestricted Hispanic immigration, and that is even more disappointing. OTOH ID is a major agricultural state and illegal immigrants are the life blood of big corporate agriculture these days. If Craig was seen as anti-immigration for Hispanics by his ID constituents who depend exclusively on agriculture for their livelihood and/or wealth he would probably lose his seat for that "sin" alone.
posted on 08/27/2007 5:40:58 PM PDT
("Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;)
If he really was trying to engage in perverted gay behavior in a crowded public restroom in an airport, then he is too stupid to ever have been elected U.S. Senator from one of the most conservative states in the nation.
Perversion destroys your ability to reason just as surely as drugs do...but that doesn't mean he did it, and I don't see them getting a jury conviction on this evidence.
posted on 08/27/2007 9:22:13 PM PDT
by Mr. Silverback
(Libs obviously donít believe pro-lifers are terrorists, or they'd placate us by banning abortion.)
I think it is time for change to American public restrooms. I visited other countries - New Zealand, Japan, Spain, Cayman Islands. Especially in NZ and Japan, the public restroom stalls have a much better partitions and doors. The walls/doors go almost all the way to the floor and almost up to the ceiling. When the door is closed, there are no cracks to look through since there is a door frame for the door to close in on.
Why less privacy on our bathrooms ? Are we too d@mn cheap to have better partitions/doors ? I will make this pledge, if I ever own a business where there are public bathrooms, I will have partitions/doors that meet an expectation of privacy.
In the past when I needed to use a stall in a public bathroom, I usually prefer an end-stall preferably one furthest from the door and non-handicapped. If someone comes that far to the stall I am using, they might be up to no good and plan accordingly.
There is one bathroom at work I don't care for. You walk in, as you walk from the door, it is a narrow room where on your left, you past the sinks, then the two urinals and then 3 stalls and then you enter the handicap stall. A lot of times when I go in for a quick "pit stop", there is someone in the first stall with drawers all the way down to the floor. It is something I don't want to see. When I had to use a stall in that bathroom, I would never use that first stall. If I had a say on that bathroom, I would have put in a wall where it goes all the way to the floor.
I'm not comfortable with people lining up outside the stall door, but I've seen it happen.
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