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Craig makes first visit to Capitol since sex scandal broke
CNN ^ | 11:42 AM September 18, 2007 | Producer Ted Barret and another reporter

Posted on 09/18/2007 8:47:22 AM PDT by gondramB

Barrett: "What brings you back to the Capitol today?" Craig: "Go to work." Barrett: "Are you intending to vote today, sir?" Craig: "That's my plan." Barrett: "Why decide to come back today?" Craig: "Because I'm a serving United States Senator from Idaho."

Craig then stepped into the senators' dining room on the first floor of the Capitol. On the way he passed a visibly surprised Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, who gave Craig a big welcome back handshake.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bathroom; craig; footsie; scandal
Maybe this is no big deal but maybe its an indication he is not resigning.
1 posted on 09/18/2007 8:47:23 AM PDT by gondramB
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To: gondramB

Doubtful. I think senator pervert is all washed up.


2 posted on 09/18/2007 8:50:02 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( BUILD THE WALL, ENFORCE THE LAW!)
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To: gondramB

3 posted on 09/18/2007 8:50:31 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: gondramB

CNN is saying the day is significant because today is the Republican policy lunch with the leadership that pressured him to resign.


4 posted on 09/18/2007 8:50:41 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: gondramB

Hope the Senate bathrooms can accomodate his wide stance...


5 posted on 09/18/2007 8:51:24 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: gondramB

It’s not a sex scandal. Did he have sex? No. Did he solicit it? Probably. I wish he would just switch parties and this would all go away.


6 posted on 09/18/2007 8:51:25 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Conservative 1st, republican sometime)
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To: gondramB

His first trip to the Senate Mens room is gonna be a media circus.


7 posted on 09/18/2007 8:52:02 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Speaking of media circus, I heard on the radio that Craig’s bathroom in the airport is now a tourist attraction of sorts. People want to have their picture taken at “the” stall.


8 posted on 09/18/2007 8:53:20 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: gondramB

Arrogant puke.


9 posted on 09/18/2007 8:54:04 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Arrogant puke.

Isn't that #1 on the list of job requirements for a US Senator?

10 posted on 09/18/2007 8:54:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: TornadoAlley3
...who gave Craig a big welcome back handshake.

I am sure sales of Purell hand sanitizer are on the rise at the Senate drug store.

11 posted on 09/18/2007 8:55:50 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: gondramB

Did he have a layover (bendover?) in Mennesota flying back to DC?


12 posted on 09/18/2007 8:56:13 AM PDT by umgud
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To: gondramB

Well, I for one am not going to tap my foot and wait for him to make a decision on resigning or not.


13 posted on 09/18/2007 8:57:12 AM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: COBOL2Java

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1897559/posts


14 posted on 09/18/2007 8:57:50 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: gondramB

>>On the way he passed a visibly surprised Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, who gave Craig a big welcome back handshake.<<

I hope Graham washed his hands afterward. :)


15 posted on 09/18/2007 8:59:04 AM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: TornadoAlley3

Or a body condom.


16 posted on 09/18/2007 8:59:39 AM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08!)
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To: martin_fierro
His first trip to the Senate Mens room is gonna be a media circus.

Vegas is taking bets on which US Senator Craig will be following into the bathroom.

17 posted on 09/18/2007 9:00:05 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: gondramB
On the way he passed a visibly surprised Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, who gave Craig a big welcome back handshake.

Anybody want to knock this one out of the park ?

18 posted on 09/18/2007 9:00:40 AM PDT by stratboy
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To: COBOL2Java

>>Hope the Senate bathrooms can accomodate his wide stance...<<

Did you see the stories (I think originating in gay publications) that the “Larry Craig Stall” has become a tourist attraction?

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-5475.html

>>The helpful folks at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are fielding some interesting questions these days.

Chief among them: “Excuse me, can you please tell me where the Larry Craig bathroom is?”

“It’s become a tourist attraction,” Karen Evans, an information specialist at the airport, told the Associated Press earlier today.

Another of the airport’s friendly crew also has been busy pointing passersby to the popular restroom.

“It’s by the lottery shop, right next to the shoeshine shop,” newsstand worker Abdalla Said told AP.

And what about the man who runs that particular shoeshine shop?

“People have been going inside, taking pictures of the stall, taking pictures outside the bathroom door,” the man, Royal Zino, told the Associated Press. “man, it’s been crazy.”<<


20 posted on 09/18/2007 9:01:30 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: gondramB
Senator Craig has been treated for tendonitis


21 posted on 09/18/2007 9:01:50 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: gondramB
He will be an outcast pariah... no money... no position... no power... he will resign.

LLS

22 posted on 09/18/2007 9:02:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: Ron in Acreage

>>It’s not a sex scandal. Did he have sex? No. Did he solicit it? Probably. I wish he would just switch parties and this would all go away.<<

He’s clearly gay because no straight guy sits on a toilet and interacts for that lenghth of time with the guy in the next stall.

But it was also entrapment and a bad arrest, IMO.


23 posted on 09/18/2007 9:03:39 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: gondramB
DC Health Dept. issue to all Craig staffers:


24 posted on 09/18/2007 9:05:56 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: gondramB

“He’s clearly gay because no straight guy sits on a toilet and interacts for that lenghth of time with the guy in the next stall.”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.....


25 posted on 09/18/2007 9:06:55 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: gondramB

Was he tapping his foot?


26 posted on 09/18/2007 9:07:46 AM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: gondramB

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27 posted on 09/18/2007 9:11:13 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: gondramB
Barrett: "What brings you back to the Capitol today?" Craig: "Go to work." Barrett: "Are you intending to vote today, sir?" Craig: "That's my plan." Barrett: "Why decide to come back today?" Craig: "Because I'm a serving United States Senator from Idaho."

Craig: "Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go to the bathroom."

28 posted on 09/18/2007 9:13:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: gondramB

This man’s arrogance is only exceeded by his twisted libido.


29 posted on 09/18/2007 9:13:35 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: gondramB

imagine the look on the face of any senator he runs into in the bathroom.


30 posted on 09/18/2007 9:17:52 AM PDT by isom35
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To: gondramB

Did CNN run a headline after Barney Frank was busted for running a gay prostitution ring from his office, “Frank makes first visit to Capitol since sex scandal broke?” No, I didn’t think so.


31 posted on 09/18/2007 9:18:00 AM PDT by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: gondramB
The ACLU is backing him.

He is going to fight this and is withdrawing his resignation.

32 posted on 09/18/2007 9:19:06 AM PDT by LADY J
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To: gondramB
Here's a Democrat with a very wide stance.


33 posted on 09/18/2007 9:31:42 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: coloradan
>>Did CNN run a headline after Barney Frank was busted for running a gay prostitution ring from his office, “Frank makes first visit to Capitol since sex scandal broke?” No, I didn’t think so.<<

I don’t think his office was involved.
But I get your point.

There is a real difference - like with porn, for example. Somebody who thinks its not the government’s business get seen with a Playboy isn’t going to generate the same story as a Preacher who has been trying to get Playboy banned and is then found to buy the magazine himself.

Hypocrisy is as big an angle in this story as what he actually did.

34 posted on 09/18/2007 9:34:59 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: Ron in Acreage
I wish he would just switch parties and this would all go away.

Switch to what party? He's a Republican, albeit a gay and/ or bisexual Republican, but a Republican nonetheless. Changing parties doesn't erase his troll for bathroom sex.
35 posted on 09/18/2007 9:35:08 AM PDT by BritExPatInFla
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To: gondramB
On the way he passed a visibly surprised Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, who gave Craig a big welcome back handshake...

..and declared "I never knew you was one of us, with a grin and a tap of his foot."

36 posted on 09/18/2007 9:50:49 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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To: gondramB
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina (gave)Craig a big welcome back handshake.


37 posted on 09/18/2007 10:09:41 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: BritExPatInFla

If he were a democrat he would be promoted to a committee chairmanship. The media would ignore it, and his calls to resign would stop. Perverts are celebrated in the democrat party, not chastised with shame.


38 posted on 09/18/2007 10:11:55 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Conservative 1st, republican sometime)
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To: Ron in Acreage

>>If he were a democrat he would be promoted to a committee chairmanship. The media would ignore it, and his calls to resign would stop.<<

That would only be true is he were not perceived as anti-gay.


39 posted on 09/18/2007 10:13:38 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: gondramB

There are important Iraq votes coming in the Senate. If he votes with most Republicans, be glad he is there.


40 posted on 09/18/2007 11:38:29 AM PDT by fschmieg
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To: gondramB
There is a real difference - like with porn, for example. Somebody who thinks its not the government’s business get seen with a Playboy isn’t going to generate the same story as a Preacher who has been trying to get Playboy banned and is then found to buy the magazine himself.

Hypocrisy is as big an angle in this story as what he actually did.

Bigger - his hypocricy is the angle.

If he hadn't gone on television during BJ's impeachment and told the world that Clinton was a "nasty, naughty, bad boy", this wouldn't have been nearly as big as it has become.

When you get caught lying (and hypocrisy is a form of lying), you get what you deserve.

41 posted on 09/18/2007 6:03:09 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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