...don't let the toilet-stall door hit your ass as you leave....
I don't think he needed to resign for what he allegedly did in that men's room. If indeed he was playing footsie with the cop, that's the equivalent of being popped for jaywalking compared to some of the crimes committed by other senators who cast themselves as "moral leaders."
No, where ol' Larry messed up was in his reactions. All that phony indignation, the endless I-am-not-gay rants...it was just too damn much. And then to say it wouldn't be fair to his constituents to stay in office while he "pursues other remedies" -- like what? A spay/neuter clinic? A retraction of his guilty plea? -- is eerily like Nixon's resignation. It's everyone else's fault that he lost power....
The Democrats were wise to stay out of this. They are too corrupt to judge, and the Republicans are stupid enough to think turning their backs on him for "moral" reasons will impress the public and make them look better.
It doesn't matter if Craig is gay. Most people are mature enough to accept that. But most people find soliciting public bathroom sex distasteful. Unhygenic, too.
I hope this brings the whole Craig affair -- so to speak -- to an end*.
It'd be so nice to have a few days -- maybe even a whole week -- without some fool of an elected official making a total jerk of him- or herself.
Not likely, though.
* I had a large, ranting tangent to play off Larry Craig's self-destruction, but I think I'll save it for later.
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