To hear Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) tell it, he is a victim. A victim of a misunderstanding that led to his arrest for lewd behavior in an airport restroom. A victim of simply having a "wide stance" that caused him to accidentally play footsie with the undercover male police officer in the stall next to him. A victim of his own bad judgment for deciding to plead guilty. A victim of vicious harassment by the media. And a victim who is most decidedly and emphatically not gay.
Craig's arrest record, meanwhile, speaks for itself, and you can read all the sordid details here. While you're at it, watch a video reenactment or listen to a dramatic reading of the bathroom bust, plus check out a creepy video clip from 1999 of Craig calling Bill Clinton "a nasty, bad, naughty boy."
For those of you keeping score of recent Republican sex scandals, first there was Rep. Mark Foley, who got caught sending sexually explicit IMs to underage male pages. Then we had President Bush's spiritual adviser, Ted Haggard, who resigned as head of the National Association of Evangelicals after admitting to having methamphetamine-fuled sex with a male prostitute. Then Louisian Sen. David Vitter's name popped up on the DC madam list amid revelations that he had been frequenting prostitutes and dressing in diapers. Then John McCain's Florida campaign co-chiarman, state represenative Bob Allen, was arrested for offering to perform oral sex on an undercover male police officer in exchange for $20. And now comes Craig, starring in Brokeback Bathroom.
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