Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Larry "wide stance" Craig

Well, well, well. Larry Craig, U.S. Senator from Idaho, joins the growing list of Republican "traditional values" crusaders to hit the news for trying to blow/be blown by/otherwise get off in the company of another man in a public restroom. Ordinarily -- because why should tapping one's foot in a public restroom be a crime? -- I'd wish him happy cruising, or whatever, (providing consenting partners of legal age, &c.) and turn my attention elsewhere, maybe after noting that, um, some soul-searching appears to be in order for the Craig family. Or something.

However. This illustrious Senator:

Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)

The hypocrisy! -- man. It's just not funny.

But he almost makes up for it with the "wide stance" claim. That's how his foot touched the man's in the next stall, doncha know. The Senator has a wide stance on the shitter.



  1. Really, what screams "guilty conscience" more than an opening statement of "I'M NOT GAY, NOR HAVE I EVER BEEN GAY." How about beginning with, "I'm sorry for causing hurt & shame to my family by covering up an arrest"? Or something. Geez. Wide frickin stance indeed.

  2. Did you see Keith Olbermann the other night? He had a lot of coverage on this - some of it was hysterical.

  3. The one real bummer in all this, though, is that both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are on vacation this week...

  4. THAT is tragic timing.

    And (sadly, at times like this!) I don't have cable, so I miss Olbermann too. Will have to search online.