Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Court takes an opposing "stance"

Poor old Larry "Not-Gay-Never-Been-Gay" Craig. The Idaho senator lost another court battle this week in his effort to withdraw his guilty plea in connection with the infamous Twin Cities airport bathroom incident. After his loss before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Craig says he's pondering an appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court. He needs to let it go. The lawmaker voluntarily pleaded guilty, and he decided that was the wrong move only after the footsie incident became public. Craig, who initially announced his resignation but reneged on that later, is in his final days as a senator. By pursuing the case further, the only thing he accomplishes is keeping it in the public eye. The court of public opinion already has rendered its verdict, and the senator doesn't fare well in that forum, either. Craig has steadfastly maintained that he's not gay, despite mounting allegations to the contrary, and perhaps as a way to reinforce that claim, he has pursued an anti-gay agenda throughout his Senate career. It's one thing if a gay person wants to lead a closeted life. To each his own. But it's quite another to consistently backstab fellow members of an oppressed group. If you are, indeed, gay, Senator Craig, you're more than pathetic, you're a disgraceful traitor.



Blogger PRIguy said...

You know, it's kind of funny how you stated that by him doing this appeal he's only keeping the case in the public eye. I say that because I had completely forgotten about him and the incident. But now that it's back in the public eye again I'm reminded of what a schmuck this guy is.

I don't understand why this guy won't just come clean and admit that he's gay. I think we're far enough along as a society that his sexuality is of no consequence. I hate Barney Frank with a burning passion - because of his politics, but not because he's gay. And his open gay lifestyle hasn't hindered his career a bit. He's quite a powerful man. It's a pity that Craig can't just offer up the canned apology that they teach you to write in PR 101, and just move on. Americans forgive easily. But this way, he looks much worse being a backstabber and a liar than he does by admitting he's gay.

December 10, 2008 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Brant said...

Craig's problem, politically, is that he lives in Idaho. I don't think there's any further explanation needed.

December 10, 2008 at 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a guy in my program in graduate school who claimed to have a friend who had a homosexual affair with another prominent right-wing senator. Who knows if this is true or not but, like Larry Craig, this senator hasn't been a shrinking violet when it comes to tub-thumping the social conservative gospel.

--Brad Hundt

December 10, 2008 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Ellipses said...

Brad, darnit... do tell!

December 10, 2008 at 7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who protest the loudest ..

December 14, 2008 at 5:01 AM  
Blogger Ellipses said...

I heard on DVE that there is a cookbook put out by senators and congressmen and their wives/husbands... It is filled with our elected officials favorite foods... Larry Craig's favorite dish is... and I am NOT making this up... the super-tuber... it's a hollowed out baked potato with a hotdog stuck into it and baked...

December 14, 2008 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Brant said...

Say no more.

December 14, 2008 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Ellipses said...

I'm sorry... really... but c'mon now!

December 14, 2008 at 10:33 PM  

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