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Crazy (Larry Craig Leaves Voicemail Message He Wants To Undo Resignation Because of Arlen Specter)
National Review Online (The Corner) ^ | September 5, 2007 | Kathryn Jean Lopez

Posted on 09/05/2007 3:01:35 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Apparently, Sen. Craig left a voicemail (at the wrong number) for his lawyer, Billy Martin, the morning of his press conference.

Roll Call posted the audio here. The Idaho Statesman has the transcript:

"Yes, Billy, this is Larry Craig calling. You can reach me on my cell. Arlen Specter is now willing to come out in my defense, arguing that it appears by all that he knows that I have been railroaded and all that.

"Having all of that, we have reshaped my statement a little bit to say it is my intent to resign on Sept. 30. I think it is important for you to make as bold a statement as you are comfortable with this afternoon, and I would hope you could make it in front of the cameras.

"I think it would help drive the story that I’m willing to fight, that I’ve got quality people out there fighting in my defense, and that this thing could take a new turn or a new shape, it has that potential. Anyway, give me a buzz or give Mike a buzz on that. We’re headed to my press conference now.

"Thank you. Bye."
 


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 110th; arlenspecter; larrycraig; republican; widestance
So now it seems that Wide Stance was already thinking of going back on his resignation even before he made his resignation speech. Thanks a lot, Arlen Specter, for yet ANOTHER lousy idea!
1 posted on 09/05/2007 3:01:39 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

“Give me a buzz Billy, I’ll be in the head.”


2 posted on 09/05/2007 3:05:46 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: PJ-Comix

So we have Arlen Specter to thank for the upcoming fiasco.


3 posted on 09/05/2007 3:08:10 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: battlegearboat

I thought that Billy Martin was a baseball manager but what do I know?


4 posted on 09/05/2007 3:08:38 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: Bahbah

According to Scottish Law, Larry Craig is innocent. His only guilt was having a wide stance.


5 posted on 09/05/2007 3:09:36 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix
Guy pleads guilty without talking to a lawyer or speaking with his family or staff, now he resigns and then "unresigns".

Certainly has the decision making quality to be a fine senator. He needs to buy a clue.

6 posted on 09/05/2007 3:10:06 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Sounds like he might play ball.


7 posted on 09/05/2007 3:10:23 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: PJ-Comix

Doubt the rest of the GOP will rally round the “pole”, so to speak.


8 posted on 09/05/2007 3:19:17 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Arrogant elitist irrationality defending arrogant elitist stupidity.


9 posted on 09/05/2007 3:22:09 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt

Hillaryous!


10 posted on 09/05/2007 3:22:48 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Bahbah
Isn't it just wonderful how Specter yanked the rug from underneath his GOP colleagues...? They thought they had finally put this pathetic ordeal behind them once and for all. But nooooooooooooooo.... Arlen has to have a heart to heart chat with Larry about the necessity of clinging to power :

"...ya know Larry, I don't think it's over for you.... not by long shot... why you could fight this thing and actually win. I'm serious.... so what if you've announced your intent to resign and Otter's already picked your replacement. Hell, that don't nothin'.... I mean, you can still salvage your career. At least that's the way I see it. Really".

11 posted on 09/05/2007 3:23:28 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: PJ-Comix

Specter really lived up to his reputation on Sunday, when he agreed with pretty much everything -gag- Leahy said on the Fox show.

Craig has got to step aside for stupidity, more than for any other reason.

BTW, can anyone cite any examples of police interrogation tapes being made public before this case?


12 posted on 09/05/2007 3:26:56 AM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: PGalt
"Arrogant elitist irrationality defending arrogant elitist stupidity."

Pomposity red lined.

13 posted on 09/05/2007 3:27:12 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: PGalt

PGalt wrote: “Arrogant elitist irrationality defending arrogant elitist stupidity.”

Dead on! Any senator who thinks he’s so incredibly vital to the nation that he MUST remain in office at all costs, has automatically disqualified himself. He needs to go (along with many of the other Republican and Democrat elitists who rule like it’s their God-given right). NO ONE can possibly be that important in a nation of over 300 million citizens, of which literally millions would probably make good senators.


14 posted on 09/05/2007 3:28:07 AM PDT by CitizenUSA
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To: PJ-Comix

If Craig can show in a speedy unambiguous fashion that he WAS railroaded by the detective, then yes he should stay and fight. For example, if there is a video of the detective boasting before the arrest he was going to wait for Craig and arrest him whether there was a crime or not, fine.

Anything short of that, Craig is deluding himself.


15 posted on 09/05/2007 3:32:37 AM PDT by tlb
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To: PJ-Comix

If anyone had any doubts that Specter is doing his best to destroy the Republican party, this liitle diddy should put that to rest. Specter has made sure that Hillary’s no nos are put on the back page, while keeping Craig’s perverted actions on the front.


16 posted on 09/05/2007 3:48:29 AM PDT by Post-Neolithic (Money only makes Communists rich Communists)
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To: PJ-Comix

Coming from a state with two Dem Senators, does not leave me much room to talk, but I certainly hope Mr “Scottish Law” doesn’t make it through the next primary. He was helped mightily by “our” President last time. Perhaps next time we will be luckier.

In Michigan, we had what I thought was a good conservative candidate to run against Senator Stabenow. Liddy Dole showed up and talked a RINO into running, and of course a great many establishment Republicans fell immediately into line.


17 posted on 09/05/2007 3:49:42 AM PDT by David Isaac (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: PJ-Comix
Apparently, Sen. Craig left a voicemail (at the wrong number) for his lawyer...

Craig can't even dial the phone without screwing up.

18 posted on 09/05/2007 3:53:06 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Post-Neolithic

I heard quips of Craig’s sons on TV talking up his defense. Aside from the creepy tone of his voice, the kid could only say that he trusts his father’s version of the story. Kinda lame, until Arlen comes to the surface and redefines the definition of snake.


19 posted on 09/05/2007 3:58:59 AM PDT by Thebaddog (My dogs are asleep paws up)
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To: PJ-Comix

Larry's mouthpiece....

20 posted on 09/05/2007 4:09:10 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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"I thought that Billy Martin was a baseball manager but what do I know?"

He needed advice from him on that whole "pitcher and catcher" thing going on I guess....

21 posted on 09/05/2007 4:24:23 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: PJ-Comix

So now he’s guilty of ‘tapping’ the wrong number on his telephone? He needs to take a narrower stance on this issue and just GO AWAY.


22 posted on 09/05/2007 4:42:20 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: PJ-Comix

Not surprising that he’d fight tooth and nail to avoid being kicked out of the Royal Class.


23 posted on 09/05/2007 4:45:30 AM PDT by Wolfie
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They need to make those d*mn stalls wider and run the side partitions all the way to the floor, to accommodate those wide stance dudes. ;-)

What a neat freak ol’ Larry is, policing up paper off the filthy floor in a pubic....public toilet.

24 posted on 09/05/2007 4:56:42 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (What kind of lunatics murder their own babies to provide gaps in the labor force for illegal aliens?)
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To: battlegearboat

“Buzz me”

Homo code speak for a toilet peeping pervert?


25 posted on 09/05/2007 4:59:41 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: Abathar

At this point in time It’s safe to say that any advice Billy Martin has to offer would be dead wrong and stink.


26 posted on 09/05/2007 5:01:39 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: 6SJ7
Craig can't even dial the phone without screwing up.

When I first heard that screwup, I started wondering if maybe Craig has a serious medical problem affecting his thought processes. Perhaps some sort of dementia...

27 posted on 09/05/2007 5:22:54 AM PDT by LRS
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To: Bahbah
So we have Arlen Specter to thank for the upcoming fiasco.

Arlen Specter is just doing what he's good at, creating fiascos. Nothing to see here, move along.....

28 posted on 09/05/2007 5:24:00 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Made in China: Treat those three words like a warning label)
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To: PGalt

>>Arrogant elitist irrationality defending arrogant elitist stupidity.<<

Agree. Even Voinovich saw the handwriting on the wall and voted against amnesty. Apparently Craig is even more intellectually challenged.


29 posted on 09/05/2007 6:05:46 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Illegals: representation without taxation--Citizens: taxation without representation)
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To: PJ-Comix

I would not be surprised if the people of Idaho recall him!


30 posted on 09/05/2007 6:33:45 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (We must beat the Democrats or the country will be ruined! - Lincoln)
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I don’t think Craig should resign. He’s a wonderful and important reminder to all on this site that “The Republican Party Is Not On Your Side.”


31 posted on 09/05/2007 6:36:44 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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>>Larry Craig Leaves Voicemail Message<<

“Hi, Billy...what are you wearing?”


32 posted on 09/05/2007 6:37:12 AM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: PJ-Comix
Variation on the old Knock-Knock Joke:

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Who’s there?

Wide Stance Larry. What’s your name big boy?

Police Officer

Kinky!

No really I’m a cop, here’s my business card.

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Who’s there?

Humph, well it’s Senator Craig. Here’s my “Don’t you know who I am? business card.

I don’t care who you are still under arrest.

Tap! Tap! Tap!

OK, Who’s there?

This is the very hetero Senator Craig. Yes I tapped my foot and I touched my foot to yours and then I seductively ran my hand under your stall but you misunderstood. I have a nervous condition, I have an extra wide stand because I’m a very big man, a very, very big man with very large “parts” and I was only inspecting the toilet stall for extra toilet paper because I’m all out. Can you spare a square?

I’m not buying it.

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Senator Craig? Is that you?

No this is average Joe citizen Larry.

And?

I will admit to tapping, touching feet and seductively “thrusting” my hand under your stall in a hither go sort of way and I’m going to plead guilty. We can still keep this quite though right?

Right!!!

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Not you again?

Tap! Tap! Tap!

OK, who’s there?

This is the esteemed Senator Larry Craig.

OK?

I just wanted to let you know that I’m reversing my guilty plea.

You can’t do that. You already plead guilty.

Just watch me.

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Oh Jeeze! Who’s there?

This is Senator Craig. Even though I plead guilty even though I’m not guilty even though I said I was, I’m going to resign anyway.

OK good for you. Have a nice day.

Tap! Tap! Tap!

#@*&%#_!. What do you want now?

This is Senator Craig with my wife and children who I’ve convinced of my innocence so I “may” resign but I never said I “would” resign.

Go away! Stop tapping at me!

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Hello, Pizza Hut

“Arlen Specter is now willing to “come out” in my defense

I’m sorry, you have the wrong number.

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Yes Senator Craig. What do you have to say this time?

Even though I’m too incompetent to dial a phone, I wanted to let you know I’ve got friends in high places.

M’OK

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Senator Craig, I swear if I hear from you one more time!

No, this is Senator Arlen Specter. I’m “coming out” in Larry’s defense.

Not you too! Hey stop touching my foot!
33 posted on 09/05/2007 7:56:32 AM PDT by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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Arlen likes to watch.

He's a spectator Spector.

34 posted on 09/05/2007 1:12:20 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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LOL!


35 posted on 09/05/2007 5:50:54 PM PDT by PGalt
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