Sunday, September 02, 2007

On Larry Craig...

I don't usually post about politics because most of it is just too enraging to think about these days. But I will post about this, because the whole situation has made my blood boil.

First of all, Larry Craig, "I'm not gay, I never have been gay..." Well that is GREAT for those of us who are; we certainly don't a hypocrite asshole such as yourself identifying with "our side."

Secondly, Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota said that Lounge Room Larry should step down because his conduct was "unbecoming a senator." Pardon me, but where did you come up with that horseshit, Senator? Did you just join the Senate? I'd say it's exactly conduct becoming a senator.

I found the tapes of the conversation with the police officer almost comical:
Larry: "I'm a wide person."
Um, you hardly appear to be a walking advertisement for the Zone Diet.

Larry: "I lowered my pants all the way so they wouldn't slide down, and as I did so, I spread my legs. Did my shoe touch yours?"
Lowering one's pants so that they don't slide...okay, fine; but spreading your legs wide enough to reach the side of the stall and even underneath the stall wall? Were you trying to blow out your pant seams? Or were you merely playing out the move you'd make when the nice burly man in the stall next to you lifted you onto the bathroom counter and had his way with you?

Larry: "There was a piece of toilet paper on the floor behind me..."
And this piece of paper somehow became stuck to the wall on the other side of the stall? That's the only thing that would explain running your hand forward and back on the underside of the stall divider three to four times. And who in the HELL reaches for toilet paper on the floor of any bathroom except their home bathroom, especially in an airport bathroom?! Of course, you know those gay men are very obsessive-compulsive with cleanliness. Oh! But that could mean he IS gay! And you know that couldn't be. Very suspicious, that one.

Larry, disputing cop's version of events: "I reached down with my right hand..."
Cop: "Was the ring on your right hand at any time today?"
Larry, somewhat irritated: "Of course not! Try to get it off, look at it."
Cop: "Okay, then it was your left hand. I saw it with my own eyes."
Busted! And what the hell difference does it make what hand you were reaching with? The fact that you would think it would make a difference to say so makes you look very suspicious, Mr. Larry.

I will say BRAVO to the arresting police sergeant, who played completely by the book and attempted to give Mr. Craig every opportunity to explain himself, but it was clear from the audio that Craig was skipping over things and acting very strangely in his conversation. He was answering questions with questions of his own and then answering them, but badly. The office was the epitome of patience and never lost his cool, and he treated Craig with absolute respect the entire time, with the exception of his last line, which was only exasperation with the lying: "Embarrassing, embarrassing. No wonder why we're going down the tubes." Precisely, Sgt. Karsnia, precisely. You should be promoted. You're too good for bathroom work.

The other thing about this situation that makes me sick is that there are suggestions that the Republican party chose now to leak this news to put Craig in the media spotlight and to take it off Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' departure. Sadly, that sounds about right! All this lying and deceit and cover-up, what a circus...and a hotbed of hypocrisy...yet this is the "chosen party" of fundamentalist Christians?!

So go away, Larry. Stop lying and stop blaming others for your inability to hide your secret desire to hook up with a man. But when you do decide that it's men you like, don't call a press conference. We already "have" Jim McGreevey to wave that flag.

Okay, rant completed.


At 8:56 AM, September 04, 2007, Blogger Dantallion said...

Yep. You pretty much summed that up perfectly. Now, let's all sit back and enjoy his decent into obscurity.

At 12:56 PM, September 04, 2007, Blogger Michelle Ann said...

This would be nothing if it wasn't presidental election time... And it's sad that we can get more of a movement over this issue than we can for getting our troops out of Iraq.. More distractions from the real issues.

At 8:22 PM, September 04, 2007, Blogger Marc said...

michelle ann - agreed - we could use to get the troops out of Iraq and yet Washington can't get behind that.


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