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  • Larry Craig appeals Minn. judge's ruling

    10/15/2007 8:38:48 PM PDT · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 28 replies · 293+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/15/07 | AMY FORLITI
    MINNEAPOLIS - Embattled Sen. Larry Craig asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday to overrule a county judge who refused to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea in connection with an arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting. Craig's appeal was filed at the court in St. Paul less than two weeks after Hennepin County District Court Judge Charles Porter refused to overturn the guilty plea, saying it "was accurate, voluntary and intelligent, and ... supported by the evidence." Craig, a Republican from Idaho, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in August after he was accused of soliciting sex...
  • Larry Craig's 'Wide Stance' Excuse Gains Prominence in Lexicon

    10/10/2007 12:16:06 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies · 713+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2007
    BOISE, Idaho — Among the most famous excuses ever given for questionable behavior, "I have a wide stance" must fall somewhere between the schoolchild's favorite "the dog ate my homework" and President Clinton's "I didn't inhale." But Sen. Larry Craig's contention — made just after his arrest in a restroom sex sting — has permeated the public consciousness, showing up as more than just the punch line to late-night talk show jokes. The online Urban Dictionary defines "wide stance" as a euphemism for a closeted homosexual. David Kurtz of the blog "Talking Points Memo" called Craig's wide stance claim "The...
  • Craig Blames Press for His Plea

    09/10/2007 4:39:21 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 29 replies · 641+ views
    ap.google.com ^ | 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...
  • Senator Craig - Guilty by reason of insanity

    08/29/2007 10:21:01 AM PDT · by Balt · 25 replies · 556+ views
    Priestly Pugilist ^ | 8/29/07 | Priestly Pugilist
    11:53 AM 8/29/2007 - It's been a long time since there's been an entry here. So what? Your Priestly Pugilist has been busy, so what's it to ya? And since your PP is in a bad mood, I might as well put you in a bad mood, too, with an opinion you'll probably disagree with. Way back in the 1/26/07 post, we gave a hint of our opinions about the presumption of innocence. The subjects then were a couple of priests who had been accused of abuse; and, while their diocese had conclusive evidence that they were innocent, allowed them...
  • Craig Arrested, Pleads Guilty Following Incident in Airport Restroom

    08/27/2007 2:14:41 PM PDT · by Shermy · 612 replies · 59,633+ views
    Roll Call ^ | August 27, 2007 | John McArdle
    Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon. Craig’s arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8. A...