I'm not one, and I hope that there's more to the story...because if this is the story, we've been played once again for idiots. The spectacle of GOP Senators denouncing and demanding resignation from one of their own for some very confusing and ambiguous charge of playing footsie--that there were no words exchanged between the undercover toilet cop and the perp, much less physical contact---if this is all there is, we've just weakened our position in the Senate for practically nothing.
Supposedly we tolerate homosexuality in the GOP, even in the most conservative state of South Carolina. "Minding one's own business" etc. South Carolinians who voted for Lindsey Graham had a strong suspicion that he's probably not straight. As long as he did not choose to make his alleged preferences a problem for his constituents, even this southern buckle on the Bible belt was willing to mind it's own business. He's proven only to represent one constituent--John McCain.
But I digress. Is Craig a lawyer? His huge error was in not calling a lawyer after his arrest. He looks to be in heavy denial in what trouble one can get into when accused of some absurd crime. Plead to a lesser charge and expect it to go away? A stupid moment and he'll pay dearly.
But I'd like to know--if we are in the business of tolerating homosexuality, won't we come out losers in the long run for throwing Craig under the bus for a suspicion of homosexuality, when no words were exchanged and no physical contact involved?
I guess Lindsey Graham will call us bigots again. LOL. Where is Little Lord Lindsey on the Craig debacle, anyway?
South Carolina would not aprove of a gay Senator (despite someone’s supicion), I am not willing to conceede that someone struggles with particular sin unless otherwise proven definitively true..
Legal issues aside, Senator Craig knew what we’re missing, and that is even if he fought the charge and won, the media would destroy him. His only hope of survival was a cover up. Not because he did anything wrong, but because he is on the wrong side of politics to weather the drubbing that the left wing media would subject him to. If these issues were purley legal, the Clintons would have been jailed in Bill’s first term. The MSM is masterful at turning happenstance into a crisis and a scandal into a trivial distraction. Senator Craig was destroyed by a partisan press, the same press that is smoothing over the funneling of dirty money into Democrat coffers by an indicted criminal. Ask yourself: could a Republican President have survived Vince Foster’s death, the cattle futures scheme, White Water, Lewinsky, FBI file-gate, Anita Broderick, Jennifer Flowers, etcetra, etcetra??