Monday, August 27, 2007


I guess it's true what they say -- nobody goes hunting for anonymous, throbbing cock in a public restroom like a self-righteous conservative:

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon.

Craig’s arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8.

The first question that occurred to me, seriously, is why this story took nearly three weeks to break, and even then just from the court hearing. Something's going on here.

After he was arrested, Craig, who is married, was taken to the Airport Police Operations Center to be interviewed about the lewd conduct incident, according to the police report. At one point during the interview, Craig handed the plainclothes sergeant who arrested him a business card that identified him as a U.S. Senator and said, “What do you think about that?” the report states.

I think it means that even a pampered shithead isn't above a little rough trade. Think it's a setup, or another Bob "that black man scareded me so much, I offered him twenty bucks to let me blow him" Allen entrapment case? Puh-leeze. The details are, as they say in The Resolutely Hetero State of Idaho, hilarryous.

According to the incident report, Sgt. Dave Karsnia was working as a plainclothes officer on June 11 investigating civilian complaints regarding sexual activity in the men’s public restroom in which Craig was arrested.

Airport police previously had made numerous arrests in the men’s restroom of the Northstar Crossing in the Lindbergh Terminal in connection with sexual activity.


“At 1216 hours, Craig tapped his right foot. I recognized this as a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct. Craig tapped his toes several times and moves his foot closer to my foot. I moved my foot up and down slowly. While this was occurring, the male in the stall to my right was still present. I could hear several unknown persons in the restroom that appeared to use the restroom for its intended use. The presence of others did not seem to deter Craig as he moved his right foot so that it touched the side of my left foot which was within my stall area,” the report states.

Craig then proceeded to swipe his hand under the stall divider several times, and Karsnia noted in his report that “I could ... see Craig had a gold ring on his ring finger as his hand was on my side of the stall divider.”

Karsnia then held his police identification down by the floor so that Craig could see it.


Craig stated “that he has a wide stance when going to the bathroom and that his foot may have touched mine,” the report states. Craig also told the arresting officer that he reached down with his right hand to pick up a piece of paper that was on the floor.

“It should be noted that there was not a piece of paper on the bathroom floor, nor did Craig pick up a piece of paper,” the arresting officer said in the report.

"Wide stance". Perfect. Either Craig's lying or the cop's lying, and I don't know what kind of cop would potentially risk his career trying to strong-arm a U.S. Senator on a low-level indecency charge. And I couldn't care less that Craig's just another hypocritical chowder-hound, but get a hotel room for that shit, and quit lecturing everyone else about their private affairs, m'kay?

What a sad little group of self-loathing closet cases the Republicans have turned out to be. Who's next?


Bukko_in_Australia said...

"Wide stance" -- why, oh why, didn't I think of that phrase when my wife caught me playing footsie with her sister at Thanksgiving dinner? Then I wouldn't have had to think of so many explanations for the black eye...

woodguy said...

Who's next?

Must be Rep. McHenry (R-Denial), who is connected to a triple murder/suicide of a jilted lover.

Couldn't happen to a more deserving fellow; McHenry is, or was, a rising star in the Greasy Oligarchy of Pervert party, so his demise (political, not physical),if true, is welcome news indeed. A truly sleazy right winger.

Perhaps payback for all the "white only" drinking fountains I witnessed as a youth growing up in N.C.