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Frank says Craig should serve out term
Boston Herald ^ | 08/29/2007 | AP

Posted on 08/29/2007 2:03:37 PM PDT by zencat

Rep. Barney Frank says embattled Idaho Sen. Larry Craig is a hypocrite on gay rights issues, but he doesn’t think the Republican senator should resign. Frank, one of two openly gay members of Congress and a prominent voice on gay rights, said Craig should serve out the remainder of his term.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 110th; barneyfrank; craig; democrat; larrycraig; perverts; republican

1 posted on 08/29/2007 2:03:39 PM PDT by zencat
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To: zencat

Frank is just excited to think about hooking up with Craig in some senate restroom.


3 posted on 08/29/2007 2:05:14 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: zencat

Too easy.


4 posted on 08/29/2007 2:06:14 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: zencat

So many jokes, so little time.


5 posted on 08/29/2007 2:06:50 PM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: zencat

I heard Frank gave him a key to his special restroom.


6 posted on 08/29/2007 2:06:51 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: zencat

Barney Frank’s only agenda here is just to drag himself UP to Larry Craig’s level.

Sorry, Barney, you may only be looking for someone else to beat up on. Nobody has to be YOUR punching bag.


7 posted on 08/29/2007 2:06:51 PM PDT by alloysteel (Never attribute to ignorance that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: zencat
Barney blew it.
8 posted on 08/29/2007 2:07:18 PM PDT by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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To: zencat

In a country that still cared about standards, Barney Frank would have been history!


9 posted on 08/29/2007 2:08:02 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: zencat

Hey maybe here at FR we could set up Barney Frank and Senator Craig on our date

Call FR dating game
BOY we are matchmakers at FR LOL!


10 posted on 08/29/2007 2:08:30 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: zencat
Frank is actually being politically savvy by saying this. He knows that if Craig stays in the Senate, he will be a lightning rod for bashing the GOP over all gay rights issues.

-PJ

11 posted on 08/29/2007 2:10:20 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

LOL, that was my first thought, that Gay Ole Frank just wants a date :D


12 posted on 08/29/2007 2:11:13 PM PDT by mrsmel (Free Ramos and Compean! Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: colorado tanker

No I won’t, no I won’t, no I won’t...


13 posted on 08/29/2007 2:11:50 PM PDT by mrsmel (Free Ramos and Compean! Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: zencat

Good grief, Craig’s only redeeming virtue is that he HAS NOT RUN AROUND THE NATION TELLING KIDS THAT THIS IS NORMAL!


14 posted on 08/29/2007 2:14:28 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: zencat

Perverts Unite!


15 posted on 08/29/2007 2:15:29 PM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: zencat

Barney’s hoping for a “date” ...


16 posted on 08/29/2007 2:15:43 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: zencat

Frank is not stupid. This makes Frank look good to his constituents, and if Craig does stick it out, guarantees his loss in the election (Craig’s constituents are unlike Franks’ and will not be happy).


17 posted on 08/29/2007 2:16:48 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: zencat

is he even guilty of what he is accused?


18 posted on 08/29/2007 2:17:44 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (yahoo picks football --> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1886539/posts)
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To: zencat
...said Craig should serve out the remainder of his term.

Nice try, Frank. Craig is up for re-election next year. So you and your Rat friends will use him as a pinata and try to hang his albatross around other Republicans. That's why you want him to serve out his term.

Craig needs to resign and spare himself and the GOP further agony.

19 posted on 08/29/2007 2:18:13 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: ArrogantBustard

Awwww! It’s puppy love! How sweet!


20 posted on 08/29/2007 2:20:04 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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Frank doesn’t want him to resign because his Republican replacement would have an advantage as the incumbent in the next election.


21 posted on 08/29/2007 2:20:55 PM PDT by webboy45
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To: zencat

Gotta be a political answer that favors the Democrats.


22 posted on 08/29/2007 2:21:20 PM PDT by detch
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To: zencat

This is getting weird . If he stays because Barney wants him , I can not watch any more .


23 posted on 08/29/2007 2:21:55 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. F Troop)
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To: zencat

Ole’ Barney suckin’ up to Larry.

(forgive me Lord and feed the pygmies in New Guinea.)


24 posted on 08/29/2007 2:23:27 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
Frank is just excited to think about hooking up with Craig in some senate restroom.

Everyone keeps pushing for a more bipartiasan spirit in Congress...

25 posted on 08/29/2007 2:24:43 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Frank is actually being politically savvy by saying this. He knows that if Craig stays in the Senate, he will be a lightning rod for bashing the GOP over all gay rights issues.

Bingo!

26 posted on 08/29/2007 2:26:56 PM PDT by liege
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To: zencat

Frank wants him to come tap his foot beside his restroom stall.


27 posted on 08/29/2007 2:26:59 PM PDT by JFC
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To: mrsmel
:-))
28 posted on 08/29/2007 2:28:11 PM PDT by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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To: zencat
I truly don't know what's worse--being a hypocrite about one's butt-piratical tendencies or being an out and proud type that wants to force the rest of us to accept your strange bathroom behavior.

Both types need to be run out of elective office, in my opinion.
29 posted on 08/29/2007 2:31:48 PM PDT by Antoninus (The greatest gifts parents can give their children are siblings.)
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To: zencat

hummm

I don’t know much about Craig and even less about how he really thinks about things but I have wondered about other things that politician does....

Which should take presitance, a politician voting on the issues that he really feels comfortable about vs a politician who votes in the way he thinks his constituents put him in office to do?


30 posted on 08/29/2007 2:32:38 PM PDT by Tut
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To: JFC
Frank wants him to come tap his foot beside his restroom stall.

Who's to say he hasn't? I'm willing to bet that Bwarney has all kinds of files on "buddies" of his in DC. He's pretty much immune now, after all. After what he did--and was forgiven for by the idiots in his district--I don't think any scandal can touch him
31 posted on 08/29/2007 2:34:07 PM PDT by Antoninus (The greatest gifts parents can give their children are siblings.)
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To: Antoninus

Maybe Craig thought 3 taps on a foot was code for “Pass the sports page please.”


32 posted on 08/29/2007 2:35:37 PM PDT by Tut
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To: zencat

Frank should butt out.


33 posted on 08/29/2007 2:36:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: zencat

What does Hillary say about this ?..her husband had some “unique” experiences with genitalia


34 posted on 08/29/2007 2:39:26 PM PDT by woofie
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To: justanotherfreeper

I know, what an opportunity!

Frank said, “Hey, who hasn’t solicited sex in a public restroom?”

Craig: “You work on conservative issues for years and get no attention, but just suck one .... and everybody assumes you’re gay!”


35 posted on 08/29/2007 2:45:27 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Tut

It depends on whether or not they agree with me ;)


36 posted on 08/29/2007 2:46:46 PM PDT by mrsmel (Free Ramos and Compean! Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: zencat

Barney doesn’t want to lose the valuable service of such a skilled orator... in the Senate, of course.


37 posted on 08/29/2007 2:50:16 PM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: zencat

You have to say at least My Boy Lollipop is consistent on this.


38 posted on 08/29/2007 2:52:49 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: zencat
Frank knows the Republican governor of Idaho (Risch) will appoint a Republican to replace him, who will get re-elected next year, whereas Craig would not.

Barney Frank is almost as shallow as the people from his state who re-elect him.

39 posted on 08/29/2007 3:01:01 PM PDT by detch
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To: zencat

40 posted on 08/29/2007 3:02:57 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
is he even guilty of what he is accused?

In his own words, "Yes".

41 posted on 08/29/2007 3:10:57 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Well he has Barney’s support and I also heard the log cabin republicans are standing behind him too.


42 posted on 08/29/2007 3:15:45 PM PDT by TLEIBY308
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To: zencat

Yeah Frank is playing the political advantage game.

If Craig stays in the Senate the RATS might win the seat or at least get extra PR across the whole election. If Craig is gone soon and new REPUB take up the seat.

Its old news by election time and their is an incubant.


43 posted on 08/29/2007 3:21:24 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Jigajog
I advise Larry to resign and move to Mass and run for the Senate. Shoosh. They like fags.

You signed up yesterday to day that?! Methinks youre a TROLL!

TROLL!!!

44 posted on 08/29/2007 3:48:19 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: zencat

Butt, butt, something stinks here.


45 posted on 08/29/2007 3:50:35 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (If General Patton was alive, he would slap many faces!!)
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To: detch

Except that Risch is not the Governor.

He’s the Lt. Governor.

The Governor is Butch Otter.


46 posted on 08/29/2007 3:56:17 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (States' rights don't trump God-given, unalienable rights...support the Reagan pro-life platform)
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To: EternalVigilance

No, the otter guy is butch.

No spell-check needed.


47 posted on 08/29/2007 4:32:13 PM PDT by Former War Criminal
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To: DuncanWaring

ok, that was of disorderly conduct ... did he confess to lewd behavior?


48 posted on 08/29/2007 4:56:56 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (yahoo picks football --> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1886539/posts)
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To: zencat

Do we really need this ? This whole Craig situation had really gone to the toilet even before Frank opened up and then butted in.


49 posted on 08/29/2007 5:05:22 PM PDT by usastandsunited
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To: InvisibleChurch

I hadn’t heard of him being accused of “lewd behavior”.


50 posted on 08/29/2007 5:22:45 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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