Monday, August 27, 2007

The Conservative Fool Of The Day is...Larry Craig!

Man, this is funny!

It's a guffaw-out-loud riot when something like this happens to some powerful Republican big shot. If only the Conservative Fool Of The Day blog was still around, Larry Craig would be a shoo-in for the next entry!

Sen. Larry Craig, a Republican from Idaho, is kind of a kooky 1990s-type conservative. Which is a shame, really. Because I'd much rather something like this happen to a kooky 2000s-type conservative. Oh well. Beggars can't be choosers.

It's just been revealed that Craig was arrested back in June at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport following complaints of lewd conduct in a public restroom there. This month he pleaded guilty to this charge, paid a $1,000 fine, and got a year of probation. The undercover officer who made the arrest said that when Craig entered the bathroom, he lingered outside the stall that the cop was in for about 2 minutes. The cop could tell that the senator kept trying to peer into the stall through the crack in the door. Then, when Craig entered an adjacent stall, he tapped his right foot, which the officer recognized as "a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct." According to the report, Craig then moved his foot under the stall divider so it touched the plainclothes officer's foot, and ran his hand under the divider.

It gets funnier: Craig's excuse for his foot movements was that he "has a wide stance when going to the bathroom." The senator also claimed that he when he ran his hand under the partition he was just trying to pick up a piece of paper on the floor. However, there was no paper on the floor.

Then, when Craig was confronted about his behavior in the lavatory, he handed the arresting officer a business card that identified him as a senator and said, "What do you think about that?"

Craig now says the whole thing was a big misunderstanding, but he pleaded guilty anyway.

For the record, Larry Craig is a big supporter of the Federal Marriage Amendment that the "values voters" think is so great. He tells everyone else how to live their lives while he apparently tries to engage in sex acts with men in airport restrooms.

I burst out laughing when I read this story!

(Source: http://www.rollcall.com/issues/1_1/breakingnews/19763-1.html)