Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Toilet Tramp

"Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue." -
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig, the latest Repervlican outed quite a while ago on AmericaBlog, and as far back as May, was caught looking for a quickie in an airport toilet. Why this little story broke now like a gas balloon? Who can say. Let the torrent of lies gush over the nation like a stopped up toilet.

Larry Craig, who in May told the Idaho Statesman he had never engaged in homosexual acts, was arrested less than a month later by an undercover police officer who said Craig made a sexual advance toward him in an airport men's room.

The arrest at a Minnesota airport prompted Craig to plead guilty to disorderly conduct earlier this month. His June 11 encounter with the officer was similar to an incident in a men's room in a Washington, D.C., rail station described by a Washington-area man to the Idaho Statesman. In that case, the man said he and Craig had sexual contact.

The Minnesota arrest was first reported Monday by Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper.

In an interview on May 14, Craig told the Idaho Statesman he'd never engaged in sex with a man or solicited sex with a man. The Craig interview was the culmination of a Statesman investigation that began after a blogger accused Craig of homosexual sex in October. Over five months, the Statesman examined rumors about Craig dating to his college days and his 1982 pre-emptive denial that he had sex with underage congressional pages.

Craig gets Flushed on The Smoking Gun

The Idaho Statesman is pissed off.

Craig's panic mode!

Statesman: you got some esplainin' to do.

Here the lies in audio MP3. Wheee whee whee.

A day-after, more balanced reaction on Craig's past, and closet cases.

Craig sure reminds me of someone... Now who can it be...?

1 comment:

The Truffle said...

Fun fact: Larry Craig used to be in a barbershop quartet, the Singing Senators, with John Ashcroft, Jim Jeffords, and Trent Lott. Up until now, I guess Craig was the "quiet one" of the group (as opposed to Trent the Racist, John the Nutcase, and Jim the Guy Who Jumped Ship).

Maybe this group needs a Behind the Music special, yes?

Oh, and good catch on the Larry Craig/Mr. Garrison comparison.