Skip to comments.Senator's confession may be good for the soul-searching
Posted on 10/09/2007 8:59:44 AM PDT by presidio9
I don't know whether Larry Craig, the senator with an apparent case of restless leg syndrome (as seen on TV commercials), is gay or hetero or bi or whatever. I do know, though, that he is incapable of learning. Having been arrested in a Minneapolis airport men's room, having been compelled (or so he says) into a false confession, having been roundly ridiculed and ostracized by many of his colleagues - et tu, McCain? - he has neither the gumption nor the integrity nor the wit to question some of his former positions that made him, without a doubt, a law-and-order conservative par excellence. Craig wasn't exposed as gay. He was exposed as uneducable.
Along with almost everyone else outside the Republican Senate Caucus - when the door opens, the blast of toxic hypocrisy is enough to deck the average person - I can see no crime that Craig committed. At worst, he came on a bit to an undercover cop who spends his days protecting the public while seated on a commode and who, dollars to doughnuts, gave Craig a wink or the equivalent thereof. No cop is going to risk hemorrhoids and not come back with some arrests.
But Craig says none of that happened. He didn't do what the cop said he did, and what he did do - that stretch of the leg - was an innocent act. If it matters any, I don't believe him.
But I do believe he was set up and then coerced into pleading to a misdemeanor. If that's the case - if things went as he says -
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
This ones a real toe tapper
“Maybe he wants to reconsider his votes in favor of restricting death penalty appeals because he now knows that the cops can arrest the wrong person and get them to confess. Look, it happened to him.”
This guy doesn’t care a fig about Craig. He’s using him as an excuse to fly his right to appeal flag.
Sly, pressy, very sly...
FReepers are undoubtedly the funniest people on the planet!
But this is not one of those times.
Full disclosure: Richard Cohen is gay. Fags devouring their own...
Back at the time that the indiscretions of Barney Frank's pal and lavender prostitute roomie, Hot Bottom, were about to be exposed and/or the, ummm, Congressional page turning scandal if Gerry Studds, rumor was rife that a lavender was about to be exposed. Craig actually called a press conference to deny that it was Craig who would be exposed even though no one had suggested that he would be.
Seriously though, if he isn’t pushing his ‘appeals’ agenda, Dan Rather is a journalist!
No pun intended ??
Craig to Stay in US Senate
Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) vowed he will serve out his term in office despite losing a court attempt to rescind his guilty plea in a mens room sex sting. Craig said a letter from Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.) convinced him disavow his earlier promise to resign.
Getting such warm encouragement from a fellow member of congress made me realize that it would be foolish for me to prematurely eject myself from the senate when there are still so many opportunities to be of service, Craig explained.
I just told him he was being too hard on himself, Frank said, confirming his receptivity to Senator Craigs continuation in office. Even though were of different parties, Ive persuaded him that we can come together on at least this one issue.