Skip to comments.Larry Craig's 'Wide Stance' Excuse Gains Prominence in Lexicon
Posted on 10/10/2007 12:16:06 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
BOISE, Idaho Among the most famous excuses ever given for questionable behavior, "I have a wide stance" must fall somewhere between the schoolchild's favorite "the dog ate my homework" and President Clinton's "I didn't inhale."
But Sen. Larry Craig's contention made just after his arrest in a restroom sex sting has permeated the public consciousness, showing up as more than just the punch line to late-night talk show jokes.
The online Urban Dictionary defines "wide stance" as a euphemism for a closeted homosexual. David Kurtz of the blog "Talking Points Memo" called Craig's wide stance claim "The Best Legal Defense of 2007." And Beau Jarvis, who writes about wine, travel and food on the blog "Basic Juice," notes that the phrase has become less than innocent and proposes "cleansing" it by using it to describe a well-balanced wine.
Craig uttered the now-famous phrase after an undercover police officer at the Minneapolis airport arrested him on June 11, according to police reports.
Sgt. Dave Karsnia claimed Craig entered a neighboring stall after peering at him through a crack in the door, then slid his foot underneath the stall divider, tapping it several times before moving it so it touched the officer's foot. Then, Karsnia said, Craig waved his hand underneath the divider. Karsnia said he recognized the gestures as a coded invitation for gay sex.
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Isn't Lexicon a suburb of San Francisco?
Sorry, I don’t believe that old man can do the SPLITS.
I’m so disgusted by this guy.
Why isn’t there a recall going on in Idaho?
What does it say about us as a country that this man is still in office?
It’s bad enough this guy is a pole smoker, but c’mon, soliciting in a public restroom?
It might make listening to a NFL broadcast more entertaining on occasion as well.
Larry Craig; Born in Idaho, butt reared in Minnesota.
Thanks to Larry many men are choosing to waddle in to public restrooms.
What are they thinking in Idaho? It’s sick enough to solicit STRAIGHT sex in a bathroom. Don’t they have any hunting dogs that need training out there?
It’s racetrack in Kentucky.
Meanwhile Sydney Burglar’s “socks” never grew legs.
Craig is a man who is in complete self-denial.
Talk to any vice cop about all the married guys they’ve busted in men’s rooms who say “but I’m not gay”.
He left home because he didn't like the way he was being reared.
But he soon returned because he didn't want to leave his little brothers behind.
Wide stance for elderly males has other meanings as many know.
I remember when my Dad in his later years was asked by his surgeon how in the world he had coped with his seriously enlarged prostate for the years that it had developed.
He answered, “I just stand with my feet wider apart at the urinal and carry a coffee can in the car.”
Just on the down low.
For anyone who believes that a “wide stance” is even possible, try this. Sit on a toilet, with your pants down around your ankles, and see how far apart you can get your feet to be.
‘Wide stance for elderly males has other meanings as many know.’
Multple accusations of homosexual acts has only one ‘meaning’ as we ‘all’ know.
I can’t believe the Senate GOP hasn’t gotten rid of this sick, twisted punk.