Wednesday, August 29, 2007

"I am not Gay"

One thing we know for sure is that Larry Craig is not gay. How do we know it? He told us so, “"I am not gay. I never have been gay," he unconvincingly said in his press conference. Tony Orlando said it best when he sang, “Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me” --- oops wrong song, it should have been, “Knock three times on the bathroom stall if you want me..” He did all the right code, but no – he is not gay.

What if he were to meet Judge Judy? Whenever Judge Judy confronts a plaintiff about an arrest, and the plaintiff says, he/she pled guilty because he/she didn’t understand what he/she was doing at the time, Judge Judy comes down hard. Judge Judy doesn’t always have the brightest of people in front of her, but she tells them that if the plaintiff or defendant plead guilty in a case for whatever reason, the court makes sure they know to what they are pleading. So what if Judge Judy had Senator Craig in front of her?

So, now we are to believe that Senator Craig didn’t want to perform some kind of fetish act on the guy in the stall next to him. If he were not culpable, he would have defiantly claimed his innocence. But no, he decided to plead guilty to a lesser charge. He wants us to believe that he did not know what he was doing, so now he hires an attorney. This is a Senator who is used to public speaking, used to being under pressure, and theoretically supposed to be half-way intelligent. So what should we do with him?

You may also have noticed during Craig's press conference, his wife, wearing sunglasses would not even look at him.

Larry Craig should resign for one of two reasons. If the charge is true, then he should resign for abuse of power (showing his senate card to try and extricate him from this mess) and for inappropriate conduct. If the charge is not true, he should resign for just being stupid. Any senator who pleads guilty to a crime he did not commit, and then wants us to believe he did not know what he was doing has got a few marbles missing. I believe the former is true – he did know what he was doing.

If Larry Craig wanted acceptance for this kind of behavior, he should have been a Democrat and maybe have a seat in the oval office. I hear Democrats are much more forgiving with this type of behavior especially if you are president.


sims said...

It's a good post, especially the part about him slapping his business card on the table. That was the icing on the cake, really.

Also, a nice take on the inevitable "but..but...Clinton!" response. But if you can actually explain what part of the events that occurred in the Oval Office were illegal, and thus comparable to this Craig mess, I'll give you a gold star.

Thoughts of a genius mind said...


I guess you figured it out. I was talking about Bush. Bush did not commit any crime in the Oval office. His crime was in lying under oath. However, I believe what Clinton did was much more egregious in that it affected his abilitiy to deal with the country's problems at hand.

If you think it didn't, try putting yourself in that situation. No one except the presdent and others in the CIA knew that Al-Queda was growing in ferocity, and Clinton would have been much more credible had the American people not believed that anything he did was for the sole purpose of deflecting the media's attention from him and placing it on Al-Queda ("wag the dog").

The amount of resources we spent trying to impeach Clinton (which was no one's fault but Clinton's) could have been better used in fighting Al-Queda than fighting Clinton. That is my major grievance with Bill Clinton. He put our country in jeopardy because of his own selfishness

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