It’s dump on Larry Craig day. We would like to look at this news from another view. First, the senator only pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Tapping his foot in the rest room hardly seems like a threat to the Republic. It is alleged that the plea stemmed from an original charge of lewd conduct. The plainclothes officer felt that Craig was trying to proposition him for sex. If there is one thing that we leaned from the Bill Clinton administration it is that sex between consenting adults is a private matter, even one that you can latter lie about. Simply a person’s private business. For the liberal press to cover this story after years of excusing away Clinton’s conduct is the height of hypocrisy.
The lewd conduct charge is pretty weak because the officer only alleges that Craig approached him for sex. How do we know that Craig was not going to offer to get a private hotel room, really getting into the full realm of private conduct? If Craig is guilty of lewd conduct then men hitting on a women in a bar would be guilt of the same thing.
Some claim Craig is a hypocrite for voting against homosexual marriage and other public recognitions. Clearly this is a different case. Nowhere in the charges does the officer allege that Craig wanted or asked for government recognition of his purported behavior. Unlike the modern homosexual agenda Craig sought to keep his actions free from government recognition. There is no hypocrisy because Craig has not sought to prevent gays and lesbians from engaging in consensual, adult relations.
It was also never proven that Craig is in fact homosexual. He might have been just wanting to relieve stress, as the press often claimed Bill Clinton did while in the small room off of the Oval Office. Perhaps Craig is just bi-sexual like our own state representative Kyrsten Sinema? Is that now a crime, being bisexual?
We should also learn from the case of William Jefferson. He is still serving in the congress even after federal indictment for racketeering and money laundering. Craig only pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Not even newsworthy compared to the charges against Jefferson.
I recommend that Senator Larry Craig be held to the same standard that Bill Clinton, William Jefferson, Garry (sex with a minor) Stubs, Barney (escort service out of his basement) Franks, and dozens of other Democrats who skated for much more serious infractions of the law.
We would also like to thank Senator Craig for his years of conservative votes for the defense of life and the right to keep and bear arms.
It may well be the case that the Senator does have some cognitive dissonance in his life. It should be a personal matter for him to work out with his family and his spiritual counselor. We do recommend immediate sequestration for some kind of addiction, at least until that matter gets off of the front page of the liberal press.
We wish that the Senator and his family achieve some healing regarding this news and now more clearly understand his votes in defense of privacy rights and his concerns regarding the Patriot Act.