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From Cnn.com right now:

That made me chuckle.

At any rate, now that Sen. Craig is on the offensive and alleging a smear campaign by gay activists on the left, will the right blogosphere suddenly lurch, switch gears, and come to his defense? This should be interesting.

As a side note- the videos of Craig chastising Clinton for being a bad/naughty boy are highly entertaining, as well.

39 replies
  1. 1
    David says:

    K. Lo’s House of Crazy is going for the “profiling” angle

    Cruisin’ for jihadists [Mark Steyn]

    A reader writes:

    (snip)

    … isn’t there actually a serious policy question here about why we’re willing to let law enforcement use profiling to apprehend and prevent creeps from getting it on in the airport bathroom but not willing to let law enforcement use profiling to apprehend and prevent terrorists from getting on an airplane?

    I take your point. If Senator Craig had gone into the stall, rolled out his prayer mat, yelled “Allahu Akbar!” and been observed attempting to weaponize the ballcock, the undercover cop would have shrugged, “Do I really want to get stuck with another four-week stint in Sensitivity Training hell?” and gone about his business.

  2. 2
    Leader Desslok says:

    Come on, David. You really shouldn’t say that Islam is an ideology which advocates terrorism.

    Because if you do, they’ll kill you.

  3. 3
    Jake says:

    A boy and his dad share a magical moment in Chattanooga. After dad discovers his passion in the men’s room of Union Station.

    will the right blogosphere suddenly lurch, switch gears, and come to his defense?

    That’s the only way his repeated regret that he pled guilty makes sense. He’s hoping this will be interpreted as “I was forced/tricked into pleading guilty. (by the liberofascist police).”

    I wonder if his damn lawyers will finally grab him by the collar and tell him to StFu. Everytime he opens his mouth his credibility takes another hit. (You may interpret that anyway you please.)

    The airport incident occurred June 11. Craig signed his plea papers on Aug. 1, and word of the events surfaced Monday. The senator issued a statement Monday night that said, “In hindsight, I should have pled not guilty.”

    See, I was under the impression they hustled him down to the station and he pled right there so he could catch his flight, hence the lack of counsel. Now I see he expects people to believe he couldn’t be bothered to retain an attorney at some point between June 11 and Aug 1.

    Sure. Buh-bye Senator Bigot.

  4. 4
    myiq2xu says:

    “If you’ve ever had another man’s testicles slapping against your chin, you’re probably not fully committed to the heterosexual lifestyle.” – J.C. Christian, Patriot.

  5. 5

    K. Lo’s House of Crazy is going for the “profiling” angle

    Let me give Crazy K Lo a hint… If two guys are standing in front of a bank putting on ski masks in July, it’s not because the bank is offering a free vacation to Colorado if you sign up a new checking account.

    Similarly, airport police aren’t looking for 65 year old white guys from Idaho… they’re looking for people putting their bags in front of the door, and reaching under the stall.

  6. 6
    Tsulagi says:

    As would be expected, Senator Craig, typical member of the Party of Perpetual Victimhood blames the evil MSM

    Craig also lashed out at the Idaho Statesman newspaper, which reported Monday that, according to an anonymous source, Craig had a homosexual encounter in a Washington train station. Craig accused the paper of waging a witch hunt against him.

    “I overreacted in Minneapolis because of the stress of the Idaho Statesman investigation and the rumors it has fueled all around Idaho,” Craig said.

    Of course, Senator WideStance in the story was quick to point out that he is a non-gay gay following standard gay Republican thinking. So no need for one of those Dobson approved three-week gay exorcisms like the one that transformed his now fellow non-gay, Haggard.

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    Leader Desslok says:

    All this Hot Gay Sex is really making me frisky today. This is my third post today.

    My fascination with the gayness should be obvious to those hip with the old school Japanimation I grew up on, from which I got my handle. Leader Desslok was one of the antagonists of the 70’s classic “Star Blazers” cartoon. He was an officer in the spacefleet of the Gamelon Empire (God, I feel so nerdy saying that) you can read about him here. You can also read about the persistent rumors concerning his sexuality (not that there’s anything wrong with that) here.

    Or you can just listen to his evil maniacal laugh.

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    Ugh says:

    One wonders if the Bush administration leaked this to distract from Gonzo.

  9. 9
    Dreggas says:

    “I overreacted in Minneapolis because of the stress of the Idaho Statesman investigation and the rumors it has fueled all around Idaho,” Craig said.

    So he overreacted by pleading guilty when he was caused stress because somewhere a paper was saying he was also gay.

    I think Paul L. has some serious competition for that contortionist position at Wringling Bros.

  10. 10
    Dreggas says:

    Ugh Says:

    One wonders if the Bush administration leaked this to distract from Gonzo.

    typical of bush, throwing someone under the stall like that.

  11. 11
    grumpy realist says:

    It would be so…..satisfying…..if just one of Craig’s prior hook-ups came forth and said “yeah, I had sex with the guy, and I’m willing to tell everyone all about it.”

    Gotta pray to the Schadenfreude deity, I guess. All hail Discordia!

  12. 12
    Dave says:

    Senator Craig, typical member of the Party of Perpetual Victimhood

    I know it’s nothing new, but when did the GOP/wingnuttia become such victims? When did everything become a conspiracy with them?

  13. 13
    Jake says:

    I think Paul L. has some serious competition for that contortionist position at Wringling Bros.

    I doubt PauleL can limbo his way under a bathroom stall.

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    Pb says:

    It would be so…..satisfying…..if just one of Craig’s prior hook-ups came forth and said “yeah, I had sex with the guy, and I’m willing to tell everyone all about it.”

    He did, and the Idaho Statesman has the tape. In fact, they printed their account of it, and of playing it to Sen. Craig and his wife:

    In the May 14 interview, Craig and his wife listened to a four-minute excerpt of the Statesman’s interview with the 40-year-old man who first spoke to Rogers. At first, Craig objected to the man’s anonymity, but agreed to listen. The man’s voice was disguised.

    Craig said the man is an activist. “The gay movement, we know it for what it is. It’s now aggressive and it’s liberal and it’s naming people to try to put them in compromising, difficult situations.”

    Suzanne Craig’s eyes reddened and filled with tears as she listened. After her husband’s denial, she said, “I’m incensed that you would even consider such a piece of trash as a credible source.”

    To which Craig added, “Jiminy God!”

    Before moving on to the next question, Craig turned to his wife and said, “Sorry, Hon.”

  15. 15
    ThymeZone says:

    Off topic, but can all you send me a picture?

    Thanks.

  16. 16
    dslak says:

    Did anyone else notice that the first thing Craig said during his press conferences was “Thank you all for coming out today”?

  17. 17
    Steve Rosenthal says:

    As usual, The Onion makes the call:

    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33540

  18. 18
    KCinDC says:

    You know you can’t trust the police to treat a Republican fairly. The police, like the CIA, are well known to be a bunch of wild-eyed liberal hippies trying to undermine our American values. Especially the police engaged in busting homosexuals.

  19. 19
    Dreggas says:

    KCinDC Says:

    You know you can’t trust the police to treat a Republican fairly. The police, like the CIA, are well known to be a bunch of wild-eyed liberal hippies trying to undermine our American values. Especially the police engaged in busting homosexuals.

    Well it’s obvious with the CIA, I blame all those experiments with LSD in the 60’s.

  20. 20
    chopper says:

    I blame all those experiments with LSD in the 60’s.

    ..which also gave us Paul L.

  21. 21
    David says:

    will the right blogosphere suddenly lurch, switch gears, and come to his defense? This should be interesting.

    The defense begins… Reynolds links to Slate. Amazing quotes about “fake crime”, “entrapment” and the obligatory “we should focus on Osama Bin Laden” moment. That’s the second deflection in discussion I’ve read in the last hour, changing the subject from a Republican Idaho senator committing lewd acts in a Minnesota airport bathroom stall to the War on Terror.

  22. 22
    grumpy realist says:

    Yeah, but we need another testimony now, right on the heels of Craig’s “I am so NOT gay!” outburst. Just to underline it, y’know…..

    …hellooooo Eris?

  23. 23
    KCinDC says:

    The new right-wing pivot should give Greenwald enough material for another interesting post tomorrow.

  24. 24
    Dreggas says:

    chopper Says:

    I blame all those experiments with LSD in the 60’s.

    ..which also gave us Paul L.

    and come to think of it a lot of the current wingers which makes me want to re-think my stance on legalizing drugs…

  25. 25
    Perry Como says:

    Is anyone else creeped out by what Sen. Craig (R-eacharound) said about Clinton?

    “…that Bill Clinton is probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy.”

    From that alone I think it’s obvious the guy has issues. Watching the video, I wouldn’t doubt if he was getting wood while saying it.

  26. 26
    Dreggas says:

    Perry Como Says:

    Is anyone else creeped out by what Sen. Craig (R-eacharound) said about Clinton?

    “…that Bill Clinton is probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy.”

    From that alone I think it’s obvious the guy has issues. Watching the video, I wouldn’t doubt if he was getting wood while saying it.

    and thinking about spankings huh-huh.

  27. 27
    Perry Como says:

    and thinking about spankings huh-huh.

    Sen. Craig was unavailable for comment.

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    gex says:

    I’m a Minnesotan, and the local news is reporting airport personnel noting that it is a specific bathroom at MSP that is used for these hook ups.

    Now, MSP is a big place. I wonder what gate Craig arrived in and departed from, and whether either of those were near the bathroom in question. If it’s way out of the way, how would he explain that?

  29. 29
    rachel says:

    Leader Desslok Says:

    All this Hot Gay Sex is really making me frisky today. This is my third post today.

    It’s furtive, pathetic gay sex–which is better than no gay sex at all, I suppose.

    Dreggas Says:

    and come to think of it a lot of the current wingers which makes me want to re-think my stance on legalizing drugs…

    Having trouble coping?

  30. 30
    Rome Again says:

    All this talk to Discordia and Eris, Robert Anton Wilson would be so proud!

    Look, Craig is just doing what all creepy Repubs do, lie their ass off at every opportunity.

  31. 31
    Pb says:

    Dave,

    I know it’s nothing new, but when did the GOP/wingnuttia become such victims? When did everything become a conspiracy with them?

    I’ll bite… 1936?

    Republican Party Platform of 1936
    June 9th, 1936

    America is in peril. The welfare of American men and women and the future of our youth are at stake. We dedicate ourselves to the preservation of their political liberty, their individual opportunity and their character as free citizens, which today for the first time are threatened by Government itself.

    For three long years the New Deal Administration has dishonored American traditions and flagrantly betrayed the pledges upon which the Democratic Party sought and received public support.

  32. 32
    DougJ says:

    I like this quote from Denny Hastert’s old press secretary about the GOP scandals: “If we had a coach, the coach would take us in the locker room and scream at us.”

    They just can’t stop thinking about places where there’s groups of half-naked men, can they?

  33. 33
    jake says:

    They just can’t stop thinking about places where there’s groups of half-naked men, can they?

    No, but I’ve figured out why.

    Aside from being rabidly homophobic, the GOP is also anti-abortion. Nothing could be worse than taking the life of an innocent zygote. So that means taking steps to make sure they don’t accidentally impregnate a woman because she might consider getting an abortion.

    But the GOP is 100% manly men, not a silky pony in the lot. So they have needs and they must satisfy those needs or their manly man stud fluids will back up into their brains and leave them unable to think of new ways to craft tax cuts that only benefit their largest contributors.

    Now, taking the above as KnowN TrutH (TM) it becomes obvious that no one in the GOP is gay and they only have sex with men to prevent abortions and bolster the economy.

    You’re welcome.

  34. 34
    ImJohnGalt says:

    You know you can’t trust the police to treat a Republican fairly. The police, like the CIA, are well known to be a bunch of wild-eyed liberal hippies trying to undermine our American values

    I seem to recall a quote from Ann Coulter right around the Democratic Convention in Boston, where she said the police (and hot chicks) were invariable conservatives. No backpedaling, now!

  35. 35
    cs says:

    On another blog, I read this quote from Angels in America which gives a rather lovely and succinct summary of homosexuality and the GOP.

    DOCTOR: You have AIDS.
    ROY COHN: AIDS. Your problem, Henry, is that you are hung up on words, on labels, that you believe mean what they seem to mean. AIDS. Homosexual. Gay. Lesbian. You think these are names that tell you who someone sleeps with, but they don’t tell you that.
    DOCTOR: No?
    ROY COHN: No. Like all labels they tell you one thing and one thing only: where does an individual so identified fit in the food chain, in the pecking order? Not ideology, not sexual taste, but something much simpler: clout. Not who I fuck or who fucks me, but who will pick up the phone when I call, who owes me favours. That is what a label refers to. Now to someone who does not understand this, homosexual is what I am because I have sex with men. But really this is wrong. Homosexuals are not men who sleep with other men. Homosexuals are men who in fifteen years of trying cannot get a pissant antidiscrimination bill through City Council. Homosexuals are men who know nobody and who nobody knows. Who have zero clout. Does this sound like me, Henry?
    DOCTOR: No.
    ROY COHN: No. I have clout. A lot. I can pick up this phone, punch fifteen numbers, and you know who will be on the other end in under five minutes, Henry?
    DOCTOR: The President.
    ROY COHN: Even better, Henry. His wife.
    DOCTOR: I’m impressed.
    ROY COHN: I don’t want you to be impressed. I want you to understand. This is not sophistry. And this is not hypocrisy. This is reality. I have sex with men. But unlike nearly every other man of whom this is true, I bring the guy I’m screwing to the White House and President Reagan smiles at us and shakes his hand. Because what I am defines entirely who I am. Roy Cohn is not a homosexual. Roy Cohn is a heterosexual man, Henry, who fucks around with boys.
    DOCTOR: OK, Roy.
    ROY COHN: And what is my diagnosis, Henry?
    DOCTOR: You have AIDS, Roy.
    ROY COHN: No, Henry, no. AIDS is what homosexuals have. I have — liver cancer.

  36. 36
    Jackie says:

    I will never condone Bill Clinton for taking advantage of his power over an 18 year old female intern. “He did it because ‘he could'” sickened me then and still sickens me.

    Comparing what he did to solicitating 18 year old male pages is laughable. The only common denominator is age 18. Both are abuses of power. Add same sex and it gets way more murkier in a hurry.

    Saying “I am not Gay, I have never been Gay” but doing the two-step tap tap tap in a men’s restroom and claiming to have a “wide stance” is just laughable – especially considering his past history of possibly soliciting gay sex AND the fact that he plead GUILTY.

    Just resign now and let Idaho go back to being pro-republican, anti gay, anti same-sex marriage. Or better yet, let the next selected Senator from Ohio be faithful to his/her spouse whatever their sex be.

  37. 37
    Jackie says:

    I mean Idaho. I swear I typed Idaho.

  38. 38
    Nancy Irving says:

    Freudian slip.

    So who are the senators from Ohio? Anyone?

  39. 39
    Xenos says:

    I will never condone Bill Clinton for taking advantage of his power over an 18 year old female intern. “He did it because ‘he could’” sickened me then and still sickens me.

    I am especially impressed at the way Clinton was able fly around the world backwards and reverse time four years and thereby make the 22-year old Monica 18 again so that he could better exert his power over her.

    So eeeeevil!

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