CNN -- Sen. Larry Craig said he "overreacted and made a poor decision" in pleading guilty to disorderly conduct after his June arrest following an incident in a Minneapolis, Minnesota, airport bathroom. A police mug shot of Sen.
That's the truth. Justice lovers of all sexual persuasions must rally to save the Idaho senator before he is forced to prematurely evacuate his seat. Time's running out.
Reader comments are listed below. Comments are currently closed and new comments are no longer being accepted. Sir - I believe it's a bit disingenuous to pick out the most innocuous bits of what Larry Craig did to imply that the punishment doesn't fit the crime or wasn't a crime at all.
When journalist Itay Hod took to Facebook last week and insinuated Republican Congressman Aaron Schock R-IL is gay, he reignited a complex and precarious argument about the ethics behind outing public figures. The issue of outing has been hotly contested among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT activists since the early s when William A. As outing continues to be a divisive issue within the LGBT community, let's take a look back at a number of other politicians who have faced gay rumors or sex scandals in the past, including some of whom were publicly outed as a result. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
In February, the Romney campaign announced that Craig and Sen. Bob Bennett R-Utah would serve as co-Senate liaisons for the effort. Bennett and Sen.
CNN -- A Republican senator pleaded guilty earlier this month to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge stemming from his arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to state criminal records. Republican Sen.
He served 18 years as a Republican in the United States Senate —preceded by 10 years in the U. House of Representativesrepresenting Idaho's 1st District — He attended the University of Idahoreceiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the university inand later briefly attended George Washington University before returning to Washington County to work in his family's ranching business in
He is best known for his hardcore theocratic bent and for pleading guilty to trawling for hot man-on-man-action "lewd conduct" in an airport restroom. On June 15,Craig co-sponsored the Community Life Amendment in the US Senate which would amend the constitution to "allow voluntary prayer and the teaching of the Judeo-Christian ethic in public restrooms public schools. The right of the people to allow voluntary prayer and the teaching of the Judeo-Christian ethic in public schools shall not be denied or abridged by the United States.
As a transitional frame, the grotesque has received relatively little scholarly attention, due in part to the fact that this particular response to social and political strife does little to resolve the conflict at hand. As analysis shows, by punishing Craig as a grotesque figure while using a strategy of prejudice he, himself, would employ i. Paul International Airport during a sting operation meant to catch just such activity.