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  • Mr. Craig Stays (And his Republican colleagues squirm)

    10/07/2007 3:27:07 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 28 replies · 780+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7 October 2007 | Editorial Staff
    THE SORDID saga of Larry Craig in the bathroom stall seems certain to continue, now that the Idaho Republican senator has reversed his decision to resign and said he will serve the remainder of his term. Mr. Craig's zigzags have only added to the circus atmosphere... All that said, this was Mr. Craig's call and he is entitled to make it. For the same reasons that we had qualms about the basis for his prosecution, we think demands that he leave or be ousted from the Senate are overblown and unwarranted. Mr. Craig's behavior in a Minneapolis airport restroom was...
  • DiFatta twice detained for lewd conduct in mall restrooms

    10/06/2007 3:53:41 PM PDT · by ER Doc · 62 replies · 2,054+ views
    Times-Picayune ^ | October 4, 2007 | By Christine Harvey St. Tammany bureau
    Apparently this guy took lessons from Larry Craig. Joey Difatta is currently Chairman of the St. Bernard Parish Council and a former member of the Louisiana Republican State Central Committee, until Thursday running for State Senate from District 1. Jefferson Parish deputies working an undercover detail in a men's bathroom at Dillard's at Lakeside Shopping Center in March 2000 stopped DiFatta after he indicated a desire to engage in sex with an undercover deputy in an adjoining bathroom stall, according to an interoffice memorandum written by Sgt. Keith Conley, one of the deputies involved in the investigation. The report said...
  • Craig Vows to Serve Out Senate Term

    10/04/2007 2:39:35 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 28 replies · 1,113+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 4 October 2007 | Breitbart
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Idaho Sen. Larry Craig defiantly vowed to serve out his term in office on Thursday despite losing a court attempt to rescind his guilty plea in a men's room sex sting. "I have seen that it is possible for me to work here effectively," Craig said in a written statement certain to disappoint fellow Republicans who have long urged him to step down. Craig had earlier announced he would resign his seat by Sept. 30, but had wavered when he went to court in hopes of withdrawing his plea. The third-term lawmaker issued his statement not long...
  • Craig vows to stay despite court loss

    10/04/2007 2:12:48 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 91 replies · 2,102+ views ^ | Today |
    WASHINGTON - Idaho Sen. Larry Craig defiantly vowed to serve out his term in office on Thursday despite losing a court attempt to rescind his guilty plea in a men's room sex sting. "I have seen that it is possible for me to work here effectively," Craig said in a written statement certain to disappoint fellow Republicans who have long urged him to step down.
  • Judge Denies Sen. Larry Craig's Request to Withdraw Guilty Plea

    10/04/2007 11:04:11 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 127 replies · 4,470+ views
    FOX Newa ^ | 10-4-2007 | Fox News
    A Minnesota judge denied a motion by Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, to withdraw the guilty plea he entered in August in connection to an airport bathroom stall sting operation. The order, released Thursday, likely derails Craig's plans to remain in the Senate.
  • Craig attorneys say no crime occurred

    09/26/2007 12:42:57 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 113 replies · 932+ views
    Minneapolis Star and Tribune ^ | 26 September 2007 | Rochelle Olson,
    Sen. Larry Craig's actions an airport bathroom stall in June didn't constitute a crime and he should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea, Craig's lawyer argued today. In a 45-minute hearing covered by a crowd of local and national media, William Martin faced skeptical questioning from Hennepin County District Court Judge Charles Porter, Jr. Porter said he doesn't expect to rule on Craig's petition for at least a week and a half. "Seeking to have a guilty plea overturned is nearly impossible and it should be," Martin acknowledged during the hearing. But he also argued that Craig's plea was...
  • Minnesota Files Papers Against Larry Craig's Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea

    09/25/2007 1:57:28 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 43 replies · 195+ views
    Minnesota Monitor ^ | 25 September 2007 | Andy Birky
    Papers filed Monday in the case of the State of Minnesota v. Larry Craig contain some stinging rebukes of Craig's accusations of pressure to plead guilty and pick apart his rationale for requesting a withdrawal of his guilty plea in August to disorderly conduct. Craig, a U.S. senator from Idaho, was arrested in June during a sting operation by Minnesota Airports Commission police in a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport restroom. Craig's lawyer argued that his client could not make an intelligent plea of guilty because of pressures stemming from an Idaho Statesman investigation into the Republican senator's alleged homosexuality. The...
  • U.S. Senator Larry Craig: Whose Waterloo?

    09/24/2007 1:34:09 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 29 replies · 135+ views
    Politics In Minnesota ^ | 24 September 2007 | Sarah Janecek
    U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's (R-Idaho) motion to withdraw his guilty plea will be heard in a Hennepin County District court room this week. You read it here first: Contrary to conventional wisdom, Craig will win this motion. I was out of the country and completely unplugged when the Larry Craig story broke. The only U.S. news I saw while I was in Egypt and Jordan were the mimeographed news sheets printed from an international Internet news service that were hung on hotel room doors each morning. Certainly it was amusing to see the men's room at the Minneapolis St. Paul...
  • Pardon Poor Larry Craig (Barf on Both Your Houses)

    09/22/2007 7:46:21 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 296+ views
    New York Times ^ | 23 September 2007 | Frank Rich
    I DID nothing wrong," said Larry Craig at the start of his long national nightmare as America's favorite running, or perhaps sitting, gag. That's the truth. Justice lovers of all sexual persuasions must rally to save the Idaho senator before he is forced to prematurely evacuate his seat. Time's running out. The final reckoning may arrive this week. On Wednesday, a Minnesota court will hear Mr. Craig's argument to throw out the guilty plea he submitted by mail after being caught in a June sex sting in the Minneapolis airport. If he succeeds, there's a chance he might rescind his...
  • Craig makes first visit to Capitol since sex scandal broke

    09/18/2007 8:47:22 AM PDT · by gondramB · 40 replies · 100+ views
    CNN ^ | 11:42 AM September 18, 2007 | Producer Ted Barret and another reporter
    Barrett: "What brings you back to the Capitol today?" Craig: "Go to work." Barrett: "Are you intending to vote today, sir?" Craig: "That's my plan." Barrett: "Why decide to come back today?" Craig: "Because I'm a serving United States Senator from Idaho." Craig then stepped into the senators' dining room on the first floor of the Capitol. On the way he passed a visibly surprised Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, who gave Craig a big welcome back handshake.
  • Airport bathroom a tourist attraction (Larry Craig)

    09/17/2007 6:14:58 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 8 replies · 100+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/17/07 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - When tourists ask for the bathroom in the Minneapolis airport lately, it’s usually not because they have to go. It’s because they want to see the stall made famous by U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s arrest in a sex sting.
  • ACLU says First Amendment protects Craig's bathroom behavior

    09/17/2007 4:21:38 PM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies · 858+ views
    The Seattle P.I.. / AP ^ | September 17, 2007
    ACLU says First Amendment protects Craig's bathroom behavior THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMINNEAPOLIS -- Sen. Larry Craig's foot-tapping and hand movements in an airport bathroom amounted to speech protected by the First Amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union argued in court papers on Monday.The Idaho senator pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct after an undercover officer at the Minneapolis airport alleged that Craig solicited him for sex. Craig has denied that, and his attorneys have asked a judge to let him withdraw the guilty plea.Craig was accused of moving his foot next to a police officer's foot and tapping it in...
  • Minneapolis / Sen. Craig hearing set for Sept. 26

    09/12/2007 10:15:49 AM PDT · by MN_Rightside · 23 replies · 516+ views
    A hearing on Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's motion to withdraw his guilty plea in an airport sex sting has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26 before Judge Charles Porter at the Southdale Suburban Courthouse, 7009 York Ave. S., Edina. That's just four days before Craig has said he will step down. A spokesman for Craig has said he is unlikely to finish his third term unless a court moves quickly to overturn Craig's conviction. It wasn't clear what impact the Sept. 26 hearing would have on Craig's plans. He has been under intense pressure from Republicans to resign. Craig's...
  • Sen. Craig acts to withdraw guilty plea in sex sting

    09/11/2007 4:46:27 AM PDT · by indcons · 5 replies · 236+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | Sep. 11, 2007 | Joshua Freed
    MINNEAPOLIS - Sen. Larry Craig filed court papers yesterday to withdraw his guilty plea in an airport sex sting, arguing that he entered the plea under stress caused by a newspaper's inquiry into his sexuality. Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty last month to disorderly conduct after his June arrest in a sting operation in a men's bathroom at the Minneapolis airport. A police report said Craig had solicited sex from a male officer at the airport, which the senator has denied. In a "state of intense anxiety" after his arrest, Craig "felt compelled to grasp the lifeline offered to...
  • For other men arrested, charges often were minor (Senator Larry Craig)

    09/10/2007 1:53:06 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 40 replies · 1,710+ views
    Pioneer Press and NYT ^ | 10 September 2007 | DUFF WILSON
    The details of Sen. Larry Craig's arrest in a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport bathroom shocked his colleagues and constituents, but he was not the only person ensnarled in the airport police action against suspected lewd conduct in the restroom. Thirty-nine other men were arrested at the airport in a three-month period this summer. A review of their cases and interviews with four lawyers representing many of the suspects show how Craig - who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct but now says he is not guilty - fits into the larger picture of the sting operation and sheds light on his...
  • Craig Blames Press for His Plea

    09/10/2007 4:39:21 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 29 replies · 641+ views ^ | 09/10/07 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Larry Craig should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting because he was under extreme stress after being hounded by journalists asking questions about his sexuality, his lawyer argues. Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct following a sting operation in a men's bathroom at the Minneapolis airport. His lawyer, William Martin, said he will file court documents Monday trying to undo that decision so Craig can fight the charge. Martin said Monday that Craig did not "knowingly and intelligently enter a guilty plea." The senator simply admitted...
  • So Many Men's Rooms, So Little Time

    09/07/2007 8:33:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 41 replies · 1,304+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 3, 2007 | Christopher Hitchens
    Why men like Larry Craig continue to court danger in public places
  • Craig Family Values: Arrests, Warrants and Restraining Order

    09/07/2007 4:25:02 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 15 replies · 920+ views
    ABC ^ | Sept 7, 2007 | JAKE TAPPER and AVERY MILLER
    In an effort to rehabilitate his reputation and save his political career, Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, dispatched his children Michael Craig and Shae Howell to talk to ABC News' "Good Morning America" this week and testify that their father isn't gay and was not in fact guilty of the lewd conduct for which he was arrested. Michael Craig said his father was simply "a victim of circumstance" who was "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
  • Specter continues defense of embattled Sen. Larry Craig

    09/07/2007 2:42:42 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 40 replies · 663+ views
    AP via Seattle Post ^ | Friday Sept 7, 2007 | MARTHA RAFFAELE
    Sen. Arlen Specter continued to defend Idaho Sen. Larry Craig on Friday, saying his Republican colleague's guilty plea in a restroom sex sting did not involve "moral turpitude." Specter first suggested Sunday that Craig should seek to vindicate himself. Craig pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct following the sting operation in a men's bathroom at the Minneapolis airport, but said this week he hoped to withdraw the plea.
  • More Media Mentions of GOP Senator's Sex Scandal Than Dems Criminal Fund Raiser

    09/07/2007 9:20:27 AM PDT · by enough_idiocy · 6 replies · 518+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 7, 2007 - 07:12 ET | Warner Todd Huston
    Many of us here, of course, take it for granted that the news media focuses far more on any scandals or troubles that occur with Republicans while at the same time they try their level best to ignore those that are perpetrated by Democrats. But, it's always helpful to get as many statistics as possible to buttress our case. I have here another small indication of how the GOP is treated unequally with the Democrat Party revealing Media Bias in the form of a Nexis* search of two ongoing, but not equally treated, scandals in the news. Our search parameters...
  • Senator Craig: The Re-enactment VIDEO

    09/07/2007 2:51:32 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 5 replies · 737+ views ^ | 7.sept.07 |
    Video: Sen. Larry Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct following his arrest for allegedly soliciting in a public restroom. Slate V delivers a re-enactment, based on the police report.
  • Craig Bungling Continues (Arrest Warrant for Daughter Surfaces after TV Appearance)

    09/06/2007 8:36:48 AM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 61 replies · 3,209+ views
    On “America’s Most Wanted” television show, suspects often get identified after their pictures are aired. Such was the case when Larry Craig’s daughter, Shea Suzanne Howell appeared on ABC. Craig can add the arrest of his daughter to the list of unintended consequences he is racking up. This sad event proves that “no good deed goes unpunished.” After her national TV appearance, a GUARDIAN reader put two and two together and sent this little unsolicited nugget late Wednesday from the Ada Sheriff’s warrant list: “You would think the Boise police would go ahead and arrest the “stand up” character witness’s...
  • True Crime Update 9/7/07: Montgomery Case Going to Trial

    09/06/2007 7:55:14 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 101+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 9/6/07 | Pat Fish
    An update on the Montgomery trial. She killed the mother and stole her baby. Finally there's a trial. What crazed defense do her attorneys plan to present as they pee upon our feet and tell us it's raining? More on the lovely Mike Vick, a narrative on lawsuit abuse and links to previous big cases.
  • The Senate's Philadelphia lawyer (Senator Arlen Specter's Take on Senator Larry Craig)

    09/06/2007 7:07:40 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 523+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6 September 2007 | Michael McGough
    <p>After all, the Pennsylvania Republican is a contrarian with his own notions about due process. Remember Specter's attempt to render the Scottish verdict — "not proven" — at the end of Bill Clinton's impeachment trial?</p> <p>"I'd like to see Larry Craig go back to court, seek to withdraw his guilty plea and fight the case. I've had some experience in these kinds of matters since my days as Philadelphia district attorney and, on the evidence, Sen. Craig wouldn't be convicted of anything, and he's got his life on the line and 27 years in the House and the Senate, and I'd like to see him fight the case 'cause I think he could be vindicated."</p>
  • Larry Craig, the Democrats' Best Friend

    09/05/2007 4:33:15 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 50 replies · 1,020+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Sept 5, 2007 | Howard Fineman
    The GOP hustled the Idaho senator off the stage as soon as news of his arrest in a Minneapolis airport men’s room came to light. But Craig isn’t going gently. The fallout could help the Dems win the White House next year.
  • Reversing Craig's plea won't be easy

    09/05/2007 3:07:12 PM PDT · by freespirited · 21 replies · 828+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/5/07 | Joshua Freed
    The politics of being caught in an airport sex sting are tough enough for Sen. Larry Craig, but a legal fight against his guilty plea won't be any easier. The Republican on Wednesday relayed word that he would resign his seat by Sept. 30 only if he fails to withdraw last month's guilty plea to a charge of disorderly conduct. Legal experts say it's tough to convince a judge to allow a guilty plea to be withdrawn, and that even if the tactic succeeds, it could backfire if it leads to a trial where the lurid allegations against the senator...
  • McConnell: Craig wants to serve out his term

    09/05/2007 2:55:17 PM PDT · by freespirited · 33 replies · 884+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/5/07
    Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) intends to try and overturn his conviction in an airport sex sting and if he is cleared, serve out the rest of his term, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday. McConnell said he spoke with Craig by phone on Wednesday morning where Craig told him his plan. Craig announced last Saturday that he intends to resign from the Senate on September 30th. Craig would have been up for re-election next year. McConnell said the case has already been referred to the Senate Ethics Committee and that any further matter on the case would...
  • Craig Lawyers Ask Ethics Case Be Dropped

    09/05/2007 10:55:33 AM PDT · by kinoxi · 77 replies · 1,240+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday September 5, 2007 5:46 PM | By DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for Sen. Larry Craig asked the Senate ethics committee Wednesday to reject a complaint based on the Idaho Republican's guilty plea in a police undercover operation in an airport men's room, saying the events were ``wholly unrelated'' to official duties. ``Assertion of jurisdiction over this matter by the committee would be literally unprecedented and would create deleterious consequences for the Senate as a whole,'' the lawyers wrote. The letter was hand-delivered to the ethics committee hours after Craig served notice that he was reconsidering his weekend pledge to resign his seat. Craig pleaded guilty last month...
  • Craig Moves to Block Senate Ethics Panel Complaint

    09/05/2007 10:17:55 AM PDT · by mngran · 30 replies · 924+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 5, 2007 | Duff Wilson
    Lawyers for Senator Larry E. Craig of Idaho delivered a letter to the Senate ethics committee today asking the committee to reject a complaint relating to his guilty plea in an airport sex sting operation. The move opens a potentially ugly battle between Mr. Craig and the Republican leadership, as Mr. Craig reconsiders his plans to resign from the Senate. Mr. Craig stunned Washington late yesterday with an announcement through his spokesman that he may return to the Senate despite announcing Saturday “my intent to resign from the Senate effective September 30.” His spokesman, Dan Whiting, said Mr. Craig is...
  • More Larry Craig cartoons

    09/05/2007 8:24:48 AM PDT · by Callahan · 1,428+ views
  • U.S. Constitution Could Clear Craig(Senators cannot be arrested while traveling to & from Congress)

    09/05/2007 8:08:31 AM PDT · by kellynla · 98 replies · 3,110+ views ^ | September 5, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, didn't have to plead guilty to sex charges stemming from a men's room encounter with an undercover cop in Minnesota. All he had to do was hand the police officer a copy of the U.S. Constitution – the document the senator swore to uphold upon first taking office in Congress 27 years earlier. There is little ambiguity in Article 1: Section 6, which clearly states no member of Congress can be arrested while traveling to or from official session. Craig was arrested just after 12 noon June 11. He cast a vote on a...
  • Entrapment Does Not Wash Here (William F. Buckley on Larry Craig)

    09/05/2007 7:18:27 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 44 replies · 1,750+ views ^ | 9/4/07 | William F. Buckley
    The news of the incident in the men's room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport needs to be absorbed layer by layer. It can already be referred to as the "infamous" meeting between Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho and the police officer. Freeze the story at this point, and you have simply a pickup story, another one of those "dirty old man stories," as one might have it. U.S. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) holds an impromptu news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington in this March 2, 2004 file photo. Craig confirmed on August 27, 2007 that he pleaded guilty earlier...
  • Hypocrisy as an "Impeachable" Offense

    09/04/2007 5:06:05 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 12 replies · 577+ views ^ | 09/04/07 | david limbaugh
    Why did Sen. Larry Craig resign? Was it that he was exposed as a homosexual? That he is also a Republican? That he lied? That he committed a misdemeanor? That he is a hypocrite? Or that Republicans had to offer him in sacrifice lest they too -- horrors -- be accused of party-wide hypocrisy? Obviously, he resigned under pressure from the left -- which ought to be defending him -- and his GOP colleagues. The larger question, then, is why both the left and right came down so hard on Craig. MSNBC's Chris Matthews inveighed against Craig because Republicans have...
  • True Crime:The Duct Tape Bandit in all his glory. Craig, Edington, Spector

    09/04/2007 3:57:14 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 119+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 9/4/07 | Pat Fish
    We've got some old and some new True Crimes. The Spector trial continues and there's a sentence handed down for Jonathan Edington, the citizen vigliante who might have mistakenly killed an innocent his toddler daughter accused of molestation. I don't think so and in this post I explain why. We've got the infamous "duct tape" bandit with a pic for smiles. And of course we've got the True Crime of the Week committed by a Senator from Idaho of all places. Lots more.
  • Stripped of rank..

    09/03/2007 10:53:04 AM PDT · by pickrell · 14 replies · 1,179+ views
    02 September-2007 | Ron Pickrell
    When a soldier puts on his uniform, he wears more than cloth and insignia. He places himself within the boundaries that the uniform represents. And he solemnly covenants that he will restrain his personal desires and wishes, so as to bring credit and respect to the service he chooses. That respect can mean the difference between an enemy's calculation that we are too strong to attack… or else ripe for the picking. Except in cases where society may have compelled his actions, such as a war-time draft, he who has voluntarily joined that service has done so with full knowledge...
  • Sen. Larry Craig and the Other Side of the Coin

    09/03/2007 8:21:51 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 17 replies · 1,167+ views
    CrossActionNews ^ | 9-3-07 | Rev Michael Bresciani
    After Larry Craig pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges, offered apologies and resigned the media circus began. Scoffers, jesters, writers and besters have hopped onboard the rollicking happy critics train and left blogger sites have had a revival heretofore unprecedented. All the hype about Larry Craig’s demise leaves something out. Conspicuously missing is the attention that should have been paid to the appalling habits, the seedy haunts and inconvenient places gays have chosen to further their sleazy activities. But lets not forget that just as the undercover cop who nabbed Larry Craig, may have never expected to nab a U.S. Senator;...
  • Schumer: Dems can win Craig's seat

    09/02/2007 12:35:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 56 replies · 1,212+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2007 | Chris Good
    Less than an hour after Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) announced his resignation on Saturday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Democrats can win his seat next year. Schumer, head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, called the bathroom incident that led to Craig's political demise "a tragedy" and said the senator "did the right thing by stepping down." In his released statement, Schumer added, "Democrats can win in Idaho, and we intend to run a competitive race."
  • Was Larry Craig Being Blackmailed by Democrats?

    09/02/2007 8:39:07 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 645+ views
    Self | September 2, 2007 | PJ-Comix
    In all this recent Larry Craig hullabaloo, one question kept hitting me: Was Larry Craig being blackmailed by the Democrats? The reason why I asked myself this is because there have been several Larry Craig votes, such as on immigration, that have run counter to his usual wide conservative stance (pun intended). The most obvious Craig vote that looked like he was the subject of blackmail was when he worked with Russ Feingold in 2005 to filibuster the extension of the Patriot Act. If memory serves me correctly, Craig even appeared on the Rush Limbaugh vote to defend his support...
  • Ben Stein Says Craig Was Lynched Twice

    09/02/2007 9:24:38 AM PDT · by libravoter · 153 replies · 4,303+ views
    CBS Sunday Morning ^ | 2007-09-02 | Ben Stein
    (CBS) Sunday Morning commentator Ben Stein has a few words for the Minneapolis police's behavior in the arrest of Sen. Larry Craig, and for the Republican leadership's response - and they're not very flattering. The whole story of Senator Larry Craig, the Republican of Idaho who announced his resignation yesterday, is a nightmare of out-of-control police and weak politicians. Senator Craig has been the innocent victim of a set-up by the evil-minded police of Minneapolis-St. Paul that Stalin would have admired. Here's the deal: Senator Craig went into a men's room at the Twin Cities airport. He entered a lavatory...
  • GOP touts swift action on Craig

    09/02/2007 9:05:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 676+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/07 | Larry Margasak - ap
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Larry Craig's guilty plea convinced GOP leaders to swiftly signal to the Idaho Republican that he should resign, the party's Senate campaign chairman said Sunday. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., said the plea to disorderly conduct in an airport men's room separated Craig's case from Sen. David Vitter's involvement with an escort service. Republicans have not sought Vitter's resignation. The Louisiana Republican has acknowledged his Washington telephone number was found among those called several years ago by the escort service. Prosecutors say the service was a prostitution ring and have accused the woman who headed it of racketeering....
  • Larry Craig is not Gay—He Has Restless Crotch Syndrome

    09/02/2007 4:54:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 2,037+ views ^ | September 2, 2007 | Doug Giles
    As all of you know by now, Idaho Senator Larry Craig was busted several weeks ago for attempting to get his summer groove on with a Minnesota Serpico in a Minneapolis airport toilet. Yes, it appears that Larry tried to get a party started by playing footsie with an undercover cop who was trying to offload a chimichanga he just had for lunch. I guess Justin Timberlake isn’t the only one trying to bring sexy back. I have a question for the homosexual community: is this a normal gay thing…the…uh…toilet sex? Help me out, those in the know, are the...
  • America’s Toe-Tapping Menace

    09/01/2007 10:40:02 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 56 replies · 2,319+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2 September 2007 | LAURA M. Mac DONALD
    ...That said, what results! In minute, choreographic detail, Mr. Humphreys (who died in 1988) illustrated that various signals — the foot tapping, the hand waving and the body positioning — are all parts of a delicate ritual of call and answer, an elaborate series of codes that require the proper response for the initiator to continue. Put simply, a straight man would be left alone after that first tap or cough or look went unanswered... ... His findings would seem to suggest the implausibility not only of Senator Craig’s denial — that it was all a misunderstanding — but also...
  • Democrat hopeful says Sen. Craig "did the right thing."

    09/01/2007 8:29:15 PM PDT · by Baladas · 18 replies · 517+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 1, 2007 | Howard Ulman
    BOSTON --Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson said Saturday that Sen. Larry Craig "did the right thing" by resigning after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a gay sex sting. The New Mexico governor recalled serving with the Idaho Republican in the House of Representatives and remembered him as a "very conservative legislator" who usually took opposite positions from Richardson. Craig announced Saturday that he would resign on Sept. 30. He had been pressured by other Republicans to take that step out of concern for possible political damage from his arrest and plea. "I knew Craig," Richardson said outside Fenway Park...
  • Contrast in Accountability

    09/01/2007 7:55:28 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 384+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09/01/07 | Mike
    "Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?" - Senator Ted Kennedy, 1973 -Saturday, September 1, 2007 Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) resigned from the United States Senate effective September 30. He did so after it was revealed that he had plead guilty to a charge of "disorderly conduct" in a public restroom at the Minneapolis airport. In his statement announcing his resignation he said: Statement of Senator CraigSenator's Official Web site September 1, 2007 ...To the Idahoans I represent, to my...
  • Oh, the Humanity! -- What's really "disgusting" and "disgraceful."

    09/01/2007 7:02:02 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 1 replies · 185+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8/31/'07 | David Klinghoffer
    Republicans have been racing to decry Idaho senator Larry Craig as “disgusting,” “disgraceful” — the words chosen respectively by Mitt Romney and John McCain. In the competition to appear utterly pitiless, Romney pulled ahead fast. The Massachusetts Adonis himself seems perfect in every way, inhumanly so — except for precisely this same vaguely inhuman quality that, I predict, will prove to be the Achilles heel of Romney’s candidacy. Though Craig had served as one of Romney’s chief cheerleaders in the Senate and co-chairman of his Idaho campaign, the candidate dropped him without giving the slightest hint of compassion or concern...
  • The Secret World of Online Cruising

    09/01/2007 4:39:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 22 replies · 1,640+ views
    msnbc ^ | Aug 31, 2007 | Brian Braiker
    Sen. Larry Craig's case has opened a window on a small but thriving subculture. The founder of a popular cruising Web site discusses what makes a hotspot, the etiquette and trends in the online quest for gay sex—and his concern that mere foot-tapping could trigger an arrest. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is enjoying a rather awkward moment in the sun, as reporters descend on the men’s room where Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig was arrested for disorderly conduct owing to the foot taps heard round the world. But the Twin Cities flight hub was flashing red in a smaller...
  • Candidates Floated to Replace Embattled Sen. Larry Craig {Lt. Gov. Jim Risch ?}

    08/31/2007 1:38:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 40 replies · 1,322+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 8/31/7
    WASHINGTON —  Idahoans are beginning to coalesce around Lt. Gov. as the consensus candidate to replace Sen. FOX News has learned, and the Idaho Statesman is reporting that Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has made Risch his choice. Craig, a Republican, pleaded guilty earlier this month to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct after being arrested in a men's restroom at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Tuesday, Craig denied he did anything wrong but is facing a rapidly strengthening move to force him out of office.
  • Former NJ governor's wife recalls ordeal

    09/01/2007 12:53:06 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 37 replies · 1,270+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 01-Sept-2007 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI,
    Matos McGreevey once stood shellshocked next to her ex-husband, then-New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey, as he announced before TV cameras that he was "a gay American" and would resign."I was watching his wife the other day standing next to him, and I thought, 'Oh my gosh, that was me three years ago. Now here we go again,'" Matos McGreevey said in an interview at her home Friday evening. "She's a victim of the choices he's made."James McGreevey, the nation's first openly gay governor, later said he stepped down rather than succumb to a $50 million blackmail threat from...
  • Sen. Craig resigns over sex sting

    09/01/2007 9:46:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies · 2,185+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/07 | John Miller and Matthew Daly - ap
    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Sen. Larry Craig resigned Saturday over a men's room sex sting, bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans worried about a scandal dimming their election prospects. "I apologize for what I have caused," Craig said. Craig's resignation completed a stunning downfall that began Monday with the disclosure that he had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge following his arrest during a sex sting in a Minneapolis airport men's room. Although leading members of his own party had called for him to step down, Craig steadfastly resisted resigning for days, contending that he had done nothing wrong and...
  • Live Thread - Senator Craig press conference 12:30 EST

    09/01/2007 7:41:32 AM PDT · by gondramB · 32 replies · 1,096+ views
    I know all the signs point to resignation but I'm still not sure. >> US senator expected to quit after sex sting bust, Canada - 32 minutes ago A disgraced US senator is expected to resign Saturday following his bust in an embarrassing airport bathroom sex-sting operation. Sen. ... Craig Resignation Later Today New York Times, United States - 43 minutes ago By Kate Phillips Senator Larry Craig is expected to announce his resignation today at the Boise Depot, just days before Congress returns from its summer ... Sex scandal senator to resign The Age, Australia - 50 minutes...