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Craig Says He Was Entrapped in Sex Sting (tonight on Dateline)
The Washington Post ^ | Oct 16, 2007 | MATTHEW DALY, AP

Posted on 10/16/2007 7:48:18 PM PDT by RDTF

WASHINGTON -- Idaho Sen. Larry Craig said he was entrapped in a sex sting at an airport men's room and was not aware of the bathroom's reputation as a spot to cruise for gay sex. "Well, I certainly am now," Craig told NBC's Matt Lauer in an interview aired Tuesday night.

"Were you prior?" Lauer asked.

"Not at all," Craig responded. "I go to bathrooms to use bathrooms."

Craig said it was a "tough call" when he decided not to tell his wife or children about the arrest.

"I didn't want to embarrass my wife, my kids, Idaho and my friends," Craig said. "I should have told my wife. I should have told my kids. And most importantly, I should have told counsel."

Suzanne Craig said that when her husband told her the story was about to break, "I felt like the floor was falling out from under me. And I felt almost like I was going down a drain for a few moments."

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Craig, 62, says he is not gay, and in the NBC interview, he and his wife said their marriage was based on love. Asked by Lauer whether theirs was a marriage of convenience to cover "a gay lifestyle," Suzanne Craig responded, "I would never do that. ... That's almost like selling your soul for something

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Craig also discussed his relationship with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Craig was Senate liaison for Romney's campaign, a post he abandoned when the scandal became known. Romney called Craig's conduct "disappointing and disgraceful" and immediately dropped Craig when the guilty plea was revealed.

"I was very proud of my association with Mitt Romney," Craig said. "And he not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again."

-snip-

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 110th; craig; romney
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1 posted on 10/16/2007 7:48:19 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Entrapped my ass. The exact same thing happened to me in the Minneapolis airport.

Not being familiar with the practice, I thought the foot tapping was just a strange nervous habit. But then the person started swiping his hands under the partition. I thought he needed TP or something. It wasn’t until this story came out that I came to realize what was going on.


2 posted on 10/16/2007 7:51:14 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Just another country bumpkin looking forward to Fred!)
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To: RDTF

I think the horse is out of the stall, er, barn on this one.


3 posted on 10/16/2007 7:52:47 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This post sold by weight, not volume. Content may have settled during shipment.)
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To: MarkeyD

If you stomp on their foot or hand, does this imply that you don’t consent or that you like it rough?


4 posted on 10/16/2007 7:55:47 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: RDTF

One more reason why the approval ratings of Congress is in the teens.


5 posted on 10/16/2007 7:56:23 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: RDTF

Oh, Larry, get lost you toe-tapping, lying pervert!


6 posted on 10/16/2007 7:57:13 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

7 posted on 10/16/2007 7:58:08 PM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: SIDENET

8 posted on 10/16/2007 7:59:33 PM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Sheesh, I just came from the Brownback thread, and now, here’s yet another total joke of a Republican Senator.


9 posted on 10/16/2007 8:00:13 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: SIDENET

We are in the season of reaping, and the crop is not good.


10 posted on 10/16/2007 8:01:44 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: neodad
One more reason why the approval ratings of Congress is in the teens toilet.

Because that's where our representatives are!

11 posted on 10/16/2007 8:02:28 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: Chief Engineer; Delphinium; EternalVigilance; Keyes2000mt; Sir_Ed; Knitting A Conundrum; ...

If you dare...


12 posted on 10/16/2007 8:03:42 PM PDT by GOP_Raider ("I guess I like to do things that bother people." -Urban Meyer)
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To: RDTF
Craig, 62, says he is not gay...

Let's put that statement into the Trumandogz language interpretation program:

Results: Craig, 62, says I am as Queer as a three dollar bill.

13 posted on 10/16/2007 8:07:04 PM PDT by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: RDTF
Too bad Craig wasn't up on his Constitution. He should have cited Article I, Section 6, which states that all members of Congress "shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same;. The arrest was blatently illegal.
14 posted on 10/16/2007 8:08:15 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: RDTF
"I was very proud of my association with Mitt Romney," Craig said. "And he not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again."

Well now Craig can hit the Campaign Trail with Rudy where they can both wear a dress.

15 posted on 10/16/2007 8:10:44 PM PDT by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: Hugin

“Too bad Craig wasn’t up on his Constitution”

well that says it all, doesn’t it?


16 posted on 10/16/2007 8:10:52 PM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

LOL!


17 posted on 10/16/2007 8:12:48 PM PDT by Atchafalaya
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To: RDTF

18 posted on 10/16/2007 8:22:43 PM PDT by oldleft
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To: RDTF

I’m watching now, and Larry Craig is a lying liar.
Why he wants to keep digging a deeper pit, I have no idea...
He and his wife apparently share the motive.


19 posted on 10/16/2007 8:22:43 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Where were you when the world stopped turning...)
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To: RDTF

my 1st ever comment on this subject. I believe Craig


20 posted on 10/16/2007 8:24:02 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I kept thinking ‘his poor wife is clueless’ but who knows.


21 posted on 10/16/2007 8:24:22 PM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: RDTF

I did think so, but I’m seriously wondering how ‘clueless’ she is.


22 posted on 10/16/2007 8:28:32 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Where were you when the world stopped turning...)
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To: RDTF
"Not at all," Craig responded. "I go to bathrooms to use bathrooms."

But do you go out of your way to go to a different airport concourse to use the bathroom?

23 posted on 10/16/2007 8:30:24 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (i'm so adjective i verb nouns...)
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To: advertising guy
Let’s say for argument’s sake you are right...Even if given the greatest benefit of the doubt, as a congressman the numbskull knows all about his right to an atty and should know his protection under the constitution. Innocent but pleading guilty (with no lawyer) to save embarrassment is just not feasible. He is guilty by incompetent stupidity alone.
24 posted on 10/16/2007 8:30:35 PM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: La Enchiladita
Congressional retirement plans based on years of service comes to mind.
25 posted on 10/16/2007 8:31:29 PM PDT by Hornitos
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To: RDTF

Stay in your closet and go away. Please.


26 posted on 10/16/2007 8:32:08 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: RDTF

ever try to catch a coyote ? you can’t do it...too weily.

but let one coyote in the pack get killed say by a car or truck or human means,and the pack gets temporarily discombobulated,big time. They wander aimlessly and are easy to catch or kill..........because they have order and predictable manners. If Craig ain’t gay at all as I believe,
he was wide spreadin and was hit on......it probabally hit him like that coyote and that truck............instant and stupid discombobulation...........

that’s my story and I’m sticking to it til better “proof” is as real as Rush.


27 posted on 10/16/2007 8:44:11 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Hornitos

Whatever his incentive, methinks he protesteth too much.


28 posted on 10/16/2007 8:44:29 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Where were you when the world stopped turning...)
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To: La Enchiladita

From what I saw, he (basically) says the cop a liar, but never really says it was entrapment. Did you hear him say that?


29 posted on 10/16/2007 8:45:51 PM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: RDTF

I haven’t paid strict attention, sorry. He did strongly imply the cop was lying. And, of course, Larry’s telling the truth re the toilet paper on his shoe. His wife looks so sad and hurt.

I’ll try to pay closer attention....:)


30 posted on 10/16/2007 8:51:20 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Where were you when the world stopped turning...)
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To: La Enchiladita

read my posts above ya......bet I’m right as Rush


31 posted on 10/16/2007 8:52:51 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: MaxMax

Why won’t he leave? I thought he was a loyal Republican and liked Bush.


32 posted on 10/16/2007 8:52:58 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: wolfinator; Sue Perkick; TheKidster
Immature Toilet Humor Ping!

To be added to this ping list just make some stupid bathroom humor innuendo that has nothing to do with Larry Craig.

Craig really blew it. He threw his life down the toilet. The only way he can resurrect his career is to suck it up, swallow his pride, get on his knees and ask for forgiveness.

33 posted on 10/16/2007 8:54:41 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: RDTF; neodad
Of course he's not gay, he's just been repeatedly accused of or questioned about it since 1982.

Oh, and his marriage at about age 37, which happened right after he was accused of approaching a congressional page was just a coincidence. Duh.

34 posted on 10/16/2007 8:57:36 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Guns up Red Raiders!)
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To: advertising guy

I’m watching this Dateline show tonight and thought I’d check over here to see what folks were saying.

I’m inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt as well. Just imagine how it would feel to have everyone trying and convicting you for something you didn’t do?

If on the other hand he is guilty of the charges brought against him, I would have a problem with him lying about it, just come out and cop to it. The honesty factor is key to me.

If he is gay, I just can’t get too worked up about it. I care about the way he votes on the issues.


35 posted on 10/16/2007 8:58:27 PM PDT by Floratina
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To: RDTF

I’ve never been exactly sure of what happened in Craig’s case. If all he did was tap his foot, then I can see the misunderstanding. But if he actually was passing his hand into the other guy’s stall that is a different story. The whole thing is just so bizarre. Who in the world would associate a stinky toilet with sex? The degeneracy of the homosexual lifestyle boggles the mind.


36 posted on 10/16/2007 8:58:44 PM PDT by RedBloodedPatriot
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To: La Enchiladita

one thing I remember Lauer saying to him in this interview (that I hadn’t heard prior) was that the cop said Craig looked into the stall he was in, through the door crack, so close that he could see the color of his eyes. Then waited for the one next to him to open up and went into it and started the gay tap etc thing. Lauer said ‘when I am looking for an empty stall I look for feet’ and Craig said he does both...


37 posted on 10/16/2007 9:03:32 PM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: RDTF

Eeeeuuuwwww......


38 posted on 10/16/2007 9:05:35 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Where were you when the world stopped turning...)
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To: Corin Stormhands
"Not at all," Craig responded. "I go to bathrooms to use bathrooms."

This is part of the problem, the man is STILL lying through his teeth.

I can't believe that as a frequent flyer on Northwest, and a memeber of the Senate, that he isn't a member of their WorldClub, which he had to walk past to get to the public restroom.

Contrast a pleasantly appointed, uncrowded, spacious, well maintained restroom with fresh individual towels and complimentary colognes with a stinking public restroom, next door to the WorldClub, which was so crowded Craig had to wait several minutes for a stall.

Pardon the pun - but it doesn't pass the smell test...

39 posted on 10/16/2007 9:12:09 PM PDT by Wil H (Turning $1000 into $100,000 through cattle futures requires the "willing suspension of disbelief")
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To: Floratina
I care about the way he votes on the issues.

You're right. He has always taken a wide stance on many important issues. He's the kind of Senator that brings men together. He's a uniter, not a divider.

40 posted on 10/16/2007 9:12:37 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: RDTF
"And [Willard] not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again."

Slick Willard does that.

41 posted on 10/16/2007 9:15:27 PM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

I heard he reaches out to others too..


42 posted on 10/16/2007 9:16:38 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Guns up Red Raiders!)
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To: RDTF

“Not at all,” Craig responded. “I go to bathrooms to use bathrooms.”

Alright you go to bathrooms to use bathrooms - what for butt?

Whoops...

I mean you use bathrooms - but for what?


43 posted on 10/16/2007 9:17:02 PM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: RDTF

Well we should give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he had happy feet? /sarcasm - off


44 posted on 10/16/2007 9:18:50 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I heard he reaches out to others too..

Yeah, Craig is bi partisan. He worked with many Democrats across the aisle in support of the amnesty bill.

45 posted on 10/16/2007 9:21:25 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: RDTF
Craig said it was a "tough call" when he decided not to tell his wife or children about the arrest.

Tough call? Yeah, right. Like every other liar, the "tough" part came from wondering if he could get away with the lie. If Craig said the sun came up in the morning, I would start having doubts about it...

46 posted on 10/16/2007 9:22:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (When it makes you mad -- "ping & grrrr" -- Freeper:pandoraou812)
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To: neodad
One more reason why the approval ratings of Congress is in the teens.

It's still that high?

47 posted on 10/16/2007 9:24:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (When it makes you mad -- "ping & grrrr" -- Freeper:pandoraou812)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
If you stomp on their foot or hand, does this imply that you don’t consent or that you like it rough?

Now that everyone knows the signs, if you do that it's a hate crime.

-PJ

48 posted on 10/16/2007 9:26:12 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: Floratina

a couple of actual facts here
1. the media knew of the incident and passed
for 5 or 6 months

2. if he is gay or anyone is gay, there ain’t a first,there is a next....he got no one for a year sayin they was first

3. I bet he coped to “invading someone’s space in a toilet” in his mind. As a Senator he said yes to whatever got him outta this PC moment in a toilet. I bet at this second he had no clue sex was involved and I also bet the media thought the same at the time.

4. His wife when asked by Lauer, would a marriage of convience....blah blah.....I absolutely believe her

5 . Idaho ...........again...........Idaho.......

6. His fight to hold his office by fighting to hold his
decency......................I believe him


49 posted on 10/16/2007 9:28:33 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: GOPJ
Tough call? Yeah, right. Like every other liar, the "tough" part came from wondering if he could get away with the lie.

That's the thing with these arrogant public serpents. They let their head get too big. They think that the oral skills that got them into office can help them get out of any tight hole they find themselves in. Craig is no exception.

50 posted on 10/16/2007 9:31:19 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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