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Brokeback Bathroom: The Larry Craig Sex Scandal

By August 28, 2007

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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.

What will be the next Republican sex scandal to break? Take our poll.

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Comments

August 28, 2007 at 8:47 pm
(1) Jon says:

Hilarious, what a friggin’ hypocrite. As for the next Republican sex scandal, my money is on Karl Rove turning out to be the father of Mary Cheney’s baby.

August 29, 2007 at 3:36 pm
(2) Scott Wilson says:

Despite the scandal, 9 out of 10 republicans are still behind Larry Craig!

August 31, 2007 at 9:00 am
(3) owen says:

LOOK AT THE CRAP WE ELECT AS LEADERS,
THEY LIE TO US WHEN THEIR RUNNING FOR OFFICE, THEY RARELY EVER ACOMPLISH ANYTHING, AND THEN REFUSE TO RESIGN WHEN THEIR CAUGHT DISGRACING THEMSELVES AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT,THIS MENS ROOM ROMEO, SHOULD BE THROWN OUT OF OFFICE TODAY!!

September 28, 2007 at 1:28 pm
(4) Bryce Digdug says:

Yes the Republicans are hypocrites and making fools of themselves. Even this week Senator Craig voted against the Matthew Shepard bill.

By the way, as a gay man, I do object to the word “Brockback” being attached to everything as if that is funny. Can’t we have one mainstream movie of our own without people making fun of it? There was nothing funny about the movie, in fact most people of all orientations found it moving.

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