Skip to comments.Sen. Craig loses appeal in airport sex sting case
Posted on 12/09/2008 8:16:53 AM PST by SmithL
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has lost his latest attempt to withdraw his guilty plea in a Minneapolis airport men's room sex sting.
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Larry Craig? Who is he?
I would sure hate to be a Republican politician with restless leg syndrome in a public bathroom these days.
Why? did they seal up the glory holes?..........
I’m not sticking up for this guy because I don’t care one way or another but... it’s illegal to indicate to someone that you want to have sex with them??
Great News! Now get the heck out of American lives. You are a complete buffon and embarrasment. This is good timing coming out the same day as Illinois Gov troubles. I am glad to rid Craig out of politics. Problem is now he will be free to molest and toe tap men trying to simply use the restroom anytime he wants to.
Amazing how being involved in an airport bathroom sex sting will cause you to lose appeal.
Not that he had that much appeal to begin with (could be why he had a wide stance).
I appreciate your only posting the pic from the belly button up. Good posting etiquette and I can continue to use the same keyboard.
Apparently in a public bathroom, yes.
Odd on the MSM (esp CNNCBSABCNBCMSNBC) running this story being immidiately after the Blagojevich for “balance”?
What argument did he have to withdraw the plea other than "I only plead to keep it quiet. Now that it's public I don't want the plea anymore."?
But seriously, why? What about freedom of speech?
Take a wider stance larry, a wider stance!
All that toe tappin’ in the boyz room and ole gay Larry still can’t score.
Senator Craig is not the only prominent Queen, there are still closeted prominent married Queens in the Republican Party, some married, some not. Remember there were also ones that left so suddenly, why? Connect the dots. The biggest Sappho Sister: Condoleeza Rice./Just Asking - seoul62......
Toe tappin’ alert.
Well I, for one, NEVER found him very appealing
I’m no fan of bathroom buggery either. Ick. I just don’t know why it’s illegal to ask someone for sex UNLESS he was offering to pay for it. Was he? I’m not too up on this case; it’s not one that has really tweaked my attention until just now when I realized he wasn’t just exposed as a scandal, he was charged with a crime.
Heck, I’d name at least one male RINO as a wide-stancer, but I only suspect (and fear I am motivated because he is a pathetic RINO), so I won’t say.
I was probably in 7th or 8th grade when I first realized I was attracted to undercover cops....
The AP mentions his party in the second paragraph.
My guess is that it’s illegal to do so in a public place. Probably a blind eye is turned to such an act in a bar but an airport restroom is not the same environment.
When I first heard of this case I felt it was strange. Airport bathrooms are NOT an area that I could ever suspect as a “meeting site”. He does not seem to be the type of guy who engages in such activities (but truly, who knows), and in his 60’s, probably does not know much about the “gay signals” that need to be sent to join the club.
My first thought? A setup, not a sting.
Airport bathrooms are seldom clean and I have resorted to a wise stance myself to keep my shoes clean. Tapping? It could have been interpreted by the officer as anything, just looking for a way to arrest the easiest target.
It is just too strange the way this happened and was reported.
Back in the 80’s a couple of local sheriffs depts in Texas started busting people for using highway rest stops as meeting places. It was later determined that NONE of the people arrested (at least by one sheriff in N Texas) was guilty. The arrested citizens pled guilty to a lessor offense and paid a fine rather than make the arrest public knowledge.
Whole scheme unraveled when an arrested citizen was beaten and raped while in the county jail. Sheriff knew they were bogus arrests but he sure had a way to strong arm cash out of travelers and businessmen.
There is a local radio show that used to have a bit on Gay Rodeo where staff will get wired and try to get picked up in a local park. These radio jockeys don't go to the airport, or to rest stops. They go to a park in the middle of the metrosexual area in Dallas. It improves their chances of shock radio.
All told, Sen Craig and Republicans get tarred by a broad brush by the media, while the MSM would never out one of their own.
It is if you're a Republican.
However, it seems to be just fine if you're a Democrat, and even better if your "boyfriend" runs a gay brothel or is a top executive of a GSE that is behind the destruction of the US economy and you Chair the committee that has oversight of that GSE.
Larry Craig went into an airport bathroom, tapped the guy next to him with his foot, then reached over with his left hand and touched the leg of the guy in the next stall. The guy in the next stall turned out to be a cop who accused him of soliciting. Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and paid a fine.
Here is what Barney Frank did. He answered a personal ad from a male prostitute, Stephen Gobie, Frank began to pay Gobie for sex and even had Gobie to move in with him. When the relationship ended, Gobie revealed to the press that he had been running a full-service prostitution ring out of Frank's apartment.
While I try not to give it a whole lot of thought, it is my understanding that the illegal part is the public nature of the sex the bathroom boys engage in. I gather that it is illegal to have sex in the men’s room, and, by extension, to solicit for public sex is illegal.
Otherwise, they’d just be hitting on each other in the airport bar.
Ahh, a guessing game! Animal, vegetable, mineral... I’ll guess animal, part veg and from South Carolina.
Otherwise, theyd just be hitting on each other in the airport bar.
Ah. Okay, I guess that makes sense.
Second sentence. Compare to the stories out today regarding Illinois Gov. Blagojevich .
He should be punished severely, just like Barney Frank was for having a homosexual prostitution ring running out of his basement by one of his occasional same sex partners.
Which of course he knew nothing about.
Just like he knows nothing about all the democrats (himself included) who wouldn't do anything FOR YEARS about the practice of loaning money to people that couldn't qualify to pay it back.
Let's use the same standard and give Craig pockets full of money for corruption.
When is this guy leaving office? Does his term end this year?
He’s leaving the Senate to spend more time with his family, namely his wife, George Michael.
Day without a Gay...
I like this idea -let’s expand it for the additional 364 days of the year...
OR a perverted predatory lying POS.
You mean the reference to Party affiliation HERE:
A three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected the Republican's bid to toss out his disorderly conduct conviction...
Versus NO mention by the MSM of party affiliation regarding Illinois Gov. Blagojevich??
Nope, hadn't noticed ;-)
They should lock Craig and Stevens up together.
Craig got arrested in a bathroom sex sting. No other Republican's in recent time have been nailed (no pun intended) in a bathroom sex sting.
I do not care who is a "Queen" and who is not, I only care that they OBEY the law and do not proposition other men (yuck) in the restroom.
Actually, his real crime is in not knowing that as a sitting senator (ahem), he could not be arrested.
20 years in congress, and he never read the constitution.
As we speak about Craig, tapping his foot in a men’s room trying to get his kicks, The United States Constitution is being raped and America is being overthrown from within.
Turn off the stupid box.
Turn off the stupid box?
Noooo....I find it rather entertaining, today. I love it when corrupt pols do the perp walk.
Well, bear in mind I'm a fairly libertarian guy trying to think like a bureaucrat here, but I think the idea is they're trying to discourage public indecency (guys giving each other hummers in the restroom -- public park restrooms are infamous for this as well), and that therefore there is a sufficiently compelling public interest to justify limiting free speech. Or something like that.