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    Default Married Republican senator Larry Craig pleads guilty in men's bathroom sex sting

    U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Minnesota this month after being arrested by a plainclothes police officer investigating complaints of lewd conduct in a men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
    Craig denied the police account of what occurred and said he erred in pleading guilty.

    "At the time of this incident, I complained to the police that they were misconstruing my actions," he said in a statement Monday afternoon. "I was not involved in any inappropriate conduct.

    "I should have had the advice of counsel in resolving this matter. In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty. I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously."

    Craig was arrested at the airport on June 11, according to Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper. According to police reports, Craig kept watching the undercover police officer through a crack in the bathroom stall, Roll Call reported. Craig then entered the next-door stall and placed his luggage against the opening under the stall door.

    "My experience has shown that individuals engaging in lewd conduct use their bags to block the view from the front of their stall," said the officer, Sgt. Dave Karsnia.

    The report continued: "At 1216 hours, Craig tapped his right foot. I recognized this as a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct. Craig tapped his toes several times and moves his foot closer to my foot. ... The presence of others did not seem to deter Craig as he moved his right foot so that it touched the side of my left foot which was within my stall area."

    The report said that Craig swiped his hand beneath the stall divider several times and that Karsnia showed his police identification under the stall.

    Roll Call reported that Craig was detained about 45 minutes and questioned by officers at the Airport Police Operations Center. At one point, police reports said, Craig handed the arresting officer a business card that identified him as a U.S. senator and said, "What do you think about that?"

    Roll Call reported that a Craig spokesman said the incident is a "he said/he said misunderstanding." Craig denied any lewd intentions and told police he has a "wide stance" in the bathroom and reached down to pick up a piece of paper from the floor.

    "It should be noted that there was not a piece of paper on the bathroom floor, nor did Craig pick up a piece of paper," Karsnia wrote in the police report.

    According to the report, Minneapolis airport police have made "numerous arrests regarding sexual activity in the public restroom."

    Craig's arrest was confirmed by Nancy Peters, a spokeswoman for the Hennepin County courts. Peters confirmed the Roll Call report that said Craig pleaded guilty Aug. 8 to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. Craig was fined $1,000 and sentenced to 10 days in jail, Peters said. However, the 10-day sentence was stayed for a year, meaning that Craig avoids jail time unless he is rearrested on a similar charge within a year.

    Peters said Craig paid $575 of the fine and won't have to pay the $425 balance as long as he meets the terms of his year-long probation, which will be unsupervised.

    Craig, 62, is married and in his third term in the Senate. Craig hasn't said if he plans to run for a fourth term in 2008.

    Craig has been one of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's top Senate supporters, serving as a Senate liaison for the campaign since February. As word spread of Craig's guilty plea, a Romney campaign spokesman, Matt Rhoades, said in a statement: "Senator Craig has stepped down from his role with the campaign. He did not want to be a distraction and we accept his decision." Idaho senator fined for lewd behavior at Minneapolis airport
    This is the kind of stuff that makes life worth living. Bloody repugs are such hypocrits.
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    Boy, nothing handles a criminal case more "quickly and expeditiously" than pleading guilty when you're not. If you didn't do anything then you should plead not guilty. That seems like a no brainer and certainly something I would expect a fucking United States Senator to be able to figure out on his own without the advice of counsel. If he can't get that gem of wisdom without someone whispering in his ear, God help us.
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    Lov it, great story.
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    His own private Idaho....
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    This is just getting funny now. Who's next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    His own private Idaho....



    Loving it! Repug closet case fucks getting caught is such fine amusement!
    Don't slap me, cause I'm not in the mood!

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    I share the shadenfreude (sp?) because this guy, like many repugs, has actively voted against the rights of gays in every way it has been presented to him. I'd just like to say that I'm sick and tired of sexual acts between consenting adults being the subject of criminal investigation. Period. The law should not be involved in private matters of a sexual nature that do not involve force or assault. That said, it's asswipes like him who are to blame for why cops are going undercover to arrest people for being queer.

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    "I'm not gay!"

    yeah, and I'm not the biggest bitch on GR

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    Funny story. I'm thinking the same thing. Who's next?

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    This made my day! As a rule of thumb, if a public figure has to say "I'm not gay" more than 3 times during his career, he's gay.

    The actual police report is funny - you can read it online at several different sites.

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    ^ yeah seriously. WTF is up w/ these self-hating jerks anyways!!!?!

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    Let them hate themselves al they want. At least one thing me and the Republicans agree on.
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    This is so funny to me.


    This guy is a major bull shitter, you can tell by his lies. It's so funny.

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    I didn't realize random sex in airport restrooms was such a big trend.

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    ^ yeah it just goes to prove once again how little intelligence and common sense is needed to become a congressmen/woman/politician; they're imo not very bright folk. he handed the cop his business card for gawddsakes!

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