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Sen. Craig's Lawyers Appeal in Sex Case
AP via SFGate ^ | 3/11/8

Posted on 03/11/2008 11:06:20 AM PDT by SmithL

Saint Paul, Minn. (AP) -- Attorneys for U.S. Senator Larry Craig are asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to correct a "manifest injustice" by allowing the Idaho Republican to withdraw his guilty plea stemming from an airport restroom sex sting.

In court papers filed Tuesday, the lawyers asked the appellate judges to reverse the trial court's decision to let stand Craig's guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge. They also asked the court to vacate his plea.

Craig was arrested in June in a restroom stall at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during a broad sweep targeting men soliciting sex. An undercover officer said Craig tapped his feet and swiped his hand under a stall divider in a way that signaled he wanted sex.

After news of his arrest and plea became public in August, Craig denied wrongdoing. He insisted his actions were misconstrued and said he wasn't gay. He said he pleaded guilty and paid a fine hoping to resolve the matter quietly.

He later tried to withdraw his guilty plea, but a Hennepin County judge refused.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: attentionwhore; doover; homosexualagenda; larrycraig; oops; pervert; sleazeball; toetappingfun
Can't have Spitzer getting ALL the attention.
1 posted on 03/11/2008 11:06:20 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Classic redirection.


2 posted on 03/11/2008 11:07:17 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SmithL

I think Craig should get his day in court.

If guilty - OUT!!!


3 posted on 03/11/2008 11:07:31 AM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: SmithL

Larry, you got caught.

Take your punishment like a man.


4 posted on 03/11/2008 11:08:13 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: SmithL

Larry Craig was arrested for having a wide stance and tapping his foot. Was he tapping out a message in code? Nah, he a Republican so he has to be guilty of something sordid right? s/


5 posted on 03/11/2008 11:08:36 AM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: SmithL
After news of his arrest and plea became public in August, Craig denied wrongdoing.

Craig had his chance to deny wrongdoing. He plead guilty. He should resign now. End of story.

6 posted on 03/11/2008 11:10:07 AM PDT by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: SmithL

Craig, you’re just another corrupt politician and you should leave. Your career is over. Fact it, you’re the poster child for the free-love homosexuals. Ugh!


7 posted on 03/11/2008 11:10:47 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: SmithL

This guy is a disgrace. Why can’t we just force him out? Even Karl Rove said yesterday he promised to leave and broke his promise and he doesn’t belong in Congress.

This douchebag all by himself is giving ALL SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES a bad name and making all look like hypocrites. I can’t believe this is still going.

We would get another Conservative Republican from Idaho. We don’t need this low life idiot.


8 posted on 03/11/2008 11:11:46 AM PDT by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: SmithL

So let me get this straight, he pleads guilty because he’s stupid enough to think he’s going to slip under the radar, gets caught, wants to take back said guilty plea, and yet there has been a “manifest injustice?”

Huh?

Ironically, the word “manifest” comes from Latin “manifestus” which means “caught in the act.”

How appropriate.


9 posted on 03/11/2008 11:13:12 AM PDT by Shortwave (Islamofascism is NOT America's greatest enemy, our apathy is.)
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To: SmithL

Craig is such a nice guy to hang around and let the DBM and Rats use him to divert attention from Spitzer.


10 posted on 03/11/2008 11:13:30 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: SmithL

11 posted on 03/11/2008 11:13:44 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (I'm just here to mosh!)
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To: LottieDah
Larry Craig was arrested for having a wide stance and tapping his foot.

No, he was arrested for tapping his foot against the foot of the man in the adjoining stall, then reaching underneath the divider towards the other man several times in the established manner of gay cruisers.

Nah, he a Republican so he has to be guilty of something sordid right?

If he wasn't guilty, he wouldn't have stood before the judge and said "Yes, I'm guilty."

12 posted on 03/11/2008 11:13:46 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: The_Republican

If Craig were a Democrat, his followers would be sporting “Larry Craig was railroaded” T-shirts.


13 posted on 03/11/2008 11:14:28 AM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: SmithL
Just think, if this loser had resigned last year like he said he would, the media wouldn't have this card to play.

Hey Larry---RESIGN!
14 posted on 03/11/2008 11:16:25 AM PDT by Antoninus (Tell us how you came to Barack?)
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To: The_Republican
If he would resign now, his successor would have 9 months to gain seniority and represent the state.

Craig was also one of the disgraceful senators who voted against the Cornyn amendment, which would have established a permanent bar for gang members, terrorists, and other criminals looking to snag a shamnesty visa. Republicans underlined:


15 posted on 03/11/2008 11:19:43 AM PDT by Vigilanteman ((Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud))
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To: SmithL

Yeah, of course. Watch the MSM now start to give us live updates on what’s happening with Larry Craig. Nobody thought of the guy, or cares about him, but the MSM will work feverishly to bring in a Republican to mute the whole Spitzer thing.


16 posted on 03/11/2008 11:20:02 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: SmithL

San Francisco Chronicle: Sen. Craig is Appealing


17 posted on 03/11/2008 11:21:28 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

You are absolutely right..Demo sex thing one day, gotta bring out the Republican next day...(moral equivalency, don’t you know.)


18 posted on 03/11/2008 11:23:11 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: richardtavor

Craig is charged in a sex case where there was no sex. Just like with Mark Foley. Yet somehow the GOP lost its majority in Congress because he sent a few suggestive emails. Unreal.


19 posted on 03/11/2008 11:27:11 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: highball

“Sen. Craig’s Lawyers Appeal in Sex Case”

Yeah, in Larry’s case his lawyers are appealing...to him!


20 posted on 03/11/2008 11:27:32 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: LottieDah

He admitted being guilty!!!!!!!!!!

Wake up!


21 posted on 03/11/2008 11:27:37 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: SmithL
"Will the defendant please rise..."


22 posted on 03/11/2008 11:30:31 AM PDT by avacado
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To: The_Republican
Exactly.

Craig is no conservative. No conservative would support open borders and perks for illegals. He votes conservative just enough to get elected and where his vote does not count.

Craig and McClain were among the ten Republicans who voted against the Cronyn amendment - they opposed barring gang members and terrorists from this country. That is insane.

23 posted on 03/11/2008 11:31:01 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: LottieDah

I have always wondered how a man who has his pants down around his knees or ankles as he sits on the throne can have a “wide stance”. Unless the man’s waistband is 150 inches, it’s just not possible, in my mind.

/Just wondering


24 posted on 03/11/2008 11:33:11 AM PDT by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: Scarchin

“I think Craig should get his day in court.

If guilty - OUT!!!”

He pled guilty, so as far as I’m concerned the verdict is in.


25 posted on 03/11/2008 11:39:23 AM PDT by mtdew (screech)
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To: MortMan

I feel bad for those people of Idaho who put their trust in Sen. Craig. He obviously has no integrity. He pleads guilty and then the renegs. Next to Spitzer he is small potatoes (no pun intended). They are both sleaze bags.


26 posted on 03/11/2008 11:40:00 AM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: mtdew

I’d like him to be humiliated in court and remove all doubt.


27 posted on 03/11/2008 11:42:22 AM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: avacado

Probably just a “stalling” tactic. Sorry, I couldn’t resist.


28 posted on 03/11/2008 12:00:44 PM PDT by t4texas
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To: SmithL

From the first paragraph of this story:

“by allowing the Idaho Republican”

The MSM usually point out that Craig is a REPUBLICAN in their stories about his scandal.

Here are a couple of excerpts from:
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2008/03/10/straight-arrow-governor-eliot-ness-spitzer-ny

“Last August when news of Larry Craig’s arrest broke, both ABC and NBC stressed his GOP affiliation.”

“Incredibly, in lead stories Monday night about New York Governor Eliot Spitzer being linked to a prostitution ring, neither ABC’s World News nor the NBC Nightly News verbally identified Spitzer’s political party.”


29 posted on 03/11/2008 12:24:48 PM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: LottieDah
I feel bad for those people of Idaho who put their trust in Sen. Craig. He obviously has no integrity. He pleads guilty and then the renegs. Next to Spitzer he is small potatoes (no pun intended). They are both sleaze bags.

You'll get no argument from me.

30 posted on 03/11/2008 1:43:17 PM PDT by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: Shortwave

Larry is manifest arrogance, hubris that will destroy many.


31 posted on 03/11/2008 2:45:38 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: KansasGirl

Has nothing to do with “diversion,” etc. He’s just another sleazeball pervert, guilty and should have resigned last summer or whenever his shenanigans were revealed. We don’t need him in the GOP.


32 posted on 03/11/2008 2:48:00 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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