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Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) Response to Email
email | 10/24/2007 | Larry Craig

Posted on 10/24/2007 12:53:51 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh

A short time ago, I received a SPAM type email from Senator Larry Craig with his legislative update. The interesting part of it was that the subject line said "Listening to Idahoans".

Since the immigration debate and later the 'wide stance' bathroom controversy, it was clear the Senator Craig no longer listens to Idahoans. With that, I crafted an email that was rather terse and requested he resign as well as his personal issues are giving the Dems a beating stick in which to trash the Repubs. Below, is his response.

October 24, 2007

Mr. Scott Wilhelmi

XXXX X XXXXXXXXXXXX

Meridian, Idaho 83646

Dear Scott:

You were frank in expressing your views, and I appreciated it. In fact, I reviewed every letter and contact from Idahoans -- both letters like yours urging me to resign and letters of support from throughout the State.

As you know, I have decided to serve out my term and complete the initiatives for Idaho that are currently underway in the U.S. Senate. When I returned to Washington, D.C. in September, it became clear that I could still work effectively for the State; many of my Senate colleagues have even urged me to remain in office. Resigning would have cost Idaho the seniority and committee assignments that serve key State priorities.

Let me again apologize to you for the mistake I made in pleading guilty to a crime I did not commit. I deeply regret the cloud that has been cast over Idaho because of my actions. I will do all I can to lift that cloud through continued service to our great State.

In the months ahead, I will be voting and working on your behalf in the U.S. Senate. It may not be possible to regain your trust, but I hope you will still continue to give me your input, so that I can do my best to represent you on the issues facing our State and Nation.

Sincerely,

LARRY E. CRAIG United States Senator

LEC\ben


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 110th; aliens; congress; dreamact; idado; idaho; immigration; larrycraig; widestance
Shameless!
1 posted on 10/24/2007 12:53:52 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Wow, the guy is delusional.


2 posted on 10/24/2007 12:56:01 PM PDT by Badeye ('Ron Paul joined 88 Democrats.....")
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Gee, don’t feel like the bastard child because your elected officials don’t listen to you. You are not the lone ranger.


3 posted on 10/24/2007 12:56:58 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

I wonder if he typed the response himself or foot tapped it to a secretary in Morse code?


4 posted on 10/24/2007 12:57:31 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: The Iceman Cometh
Shameless!

Can you take a little wider stance on this?

5 posted on 10/24/2007 12:59:28 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Ted Kennedy was not a licensed driver at Chappaquiddick!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh
In the months ahead, I will be voting and working on your behalf in the U.S. Senate.

Craig thinks voting for cloture on the DREAM Act is "working on our behalf".

Please, don't do us any more favors, senator.

6 posted on 10/24/2007 12:59:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: The Iceman Cometh

LEC\ben

“ben” is clever as well as shameless.......I’m pretty sure bens surname is “dover”.


7 posted on 10/24/2007 1:00:27 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Badeye
Within the last two weeks, this guy was elected into the Idaho Hall of Fame....

I gotta leave Idaho...


8 posted on 10/24/2007 1:00:46 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Democrats In Control! (Where's my friggin' free stuff?))
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Senator John Engign is the Chair of the NRSC. He can be reached here.

http://ensign.senate.gov/forms/email_form.cfm

Todays “Dream Act” shows why I will never donate to the NRSC. I can donate to Republicans that won’t give our country away.

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9 posted on 10/24/2007 1:03:47 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

file it under “horse excrement form letters”


10 posted on 10/24/2007 1:03:53 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: The Iceman Cometh

I remember that. Yes, you do.


11 posted on 10/24/2007 1:07:20 PM PDT by Badeye ('Ron Paul joined 88 Democrats.....")
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To: The Iceman Cometh

As much as i would like him to resign, I’m okay with letting him serve out his term and silently retire.


12 posted on 10/24/2007 1:10:24 PM PDT by proudpapa (Thompson and/or Hunter.)
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To: The Iceman Cometh
As a former Idahoan, I felt that Mister Craig abused his constituency (and his family) when he tried to pick up an undercover cop with creepy gay sex code in a public toilet.

Now, Mister Craig has chosen to lie and try to wait out the storm (a la Clintons). (Confidential to Craig - - - you will be the subject of ridicule on the late night shows from here until you choose to retire.)

This damages the party, and hurts Idahoans, who could appointing a replacement before the current term ends.

Larry Craig. You have no self respect to salvage. None. All you can do is damage your state and (hopefully former) party.

BTW, if a state wants to elect a homosexual to Congress, I have no quibble with that (although no vote from me). It's the deceit; the deceit and the creepy, slimy behavior in a public toilet (ugh).

13 posted on 10/24/2007 1:11:28 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Badeye
I learned today that he's filling the VP Slot on the Colbert Ticket.

He's taking a wider stance as he probes the voters.

14 posted on 10/24/2007 1:12:17 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Craig thought about resigning, but then he got calls from certain special interests (you can imagine). He has not completed his mission to do as much damage as he can, as long as he can.


15 posted on 10/24/2007 1:12:58 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Illegals: representation without taxation--Citizens: taxation without representation)
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To: edcoil
By Mr. DURBIN (for himself, Mr. HAGEL, and Mr. LUGAR): S. 2205. A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes; read the first time.
16 posted on 10/24/2007 1:13:50 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Seaplaner

craig@mail.senate.gov


17 posted on 10/24/2007 1:15:27 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: The Iceman Cometh
analogy test

1.) shameless is to a politician as,

a. toilet paper is to a bathroom stall

b. fox news is to The National Enquirer

c. CNN is to Pravda

d. all of the above

18 posted on 10/24/2007 1:18:39 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (sing after me......de-por-ta-tion cha-cha-cha)
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To: Jaxter
I wonder if he typed the response himself or foot tapped it to a secretary in Morse code?

It all depends on whether the secretary was gay or straight. LOL

19 posted on 10/24/2007 1:20:05 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Wasn’t Brokeback Mountain set in Idaho?

Brokeback Senator says, I can’t quit ya!


20 posted on 10/24/2007 1:22:50 PM PDT by swarthyguy (Day 2235 of Osama's freedom. Nice going, Uncle Sam.)
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To: swarthyguy
Wasn’t Brokeback Mountain set in Idaho?

Nope...Wyoming!

21 posted on 10/24/2007 1:26:17 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: proudpapa
I’m okay with letting him serve out his term and silently retire.

Don't be surprised if that changes as well!

22 posted on 10/24/2007 1:41:00 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (We must beat the Democrats or the country will be ruined! - Lincoln)
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To: Tamar1973
Hey Larry,

"Above" me.

Oh, nevermind, that's what you want to do.

23 posted on 10/24/2007 1:44:33 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Jaxter; All

When I worked for a Congressman many years ago as his issues secretary, he would sometimes dictate a statement, hand write it or give me generalized instructions as to what should be said and then approve my draft with any changes he wanted inserted. If the process still works that way, then LEC/ben would mean that Craig wrote or approved the letter, and it was typed by ben.

As to what might be lost if he resigned now, I would like more information. What are his seniority valuable assignments [almost wrote positions, but thought better of it]? What are his committees and subcommittees, and what specific bills has he introduced or is sheparding through the legislative process? It is a reasonably good excuse, but inquiring minds want to know if it is just a smoke screen.


24 posted on 10/24/2007 2:03:47 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Maybe he takes his pants entirely off before sittting, hence the ONLY way of allowing a wide stance! What a prepousterous lie: a true disgustingly perverted mind.


25 posted on 10/24/2007 2:38:22 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: taxesareforever
"Gee, don’t feel like the bastard child because your elected officials don’t listen to you."

BWAHAAAAAAA!!!
Yea, ain't it the truth.

"You are not the lone ranger."

Nope, hardly.

...just one more alone ranger.

26 posted on 10/24/2007 2:43:18 PM PDT by Landru (finally made it to the dark side of the moon.)
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To: The Iceman Cometh
Dear Mr. Craig,

Ah wish ah knew how to quit yew.

yer buddy,
William T. Drill, esq.

27 posted on 10/24/2007 2:50:09 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: The Iceman Cometh

...”give me your input....”

Sounds like a proposition.


28 posted on 10/24/2007 4:33:30 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: True Republican Patriot
"What a prepousterous lie: a true disgustingly perverted mind."

Good to see somebody else notices this. You wouldn't believe how much flak I've taken for pointing it out.

29 posted on 11/02/2007 8:53:11 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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