Ida-holy crap! Now what?

We thought we had heard the last of Senator Larry Craig (R-IMNOTGAY), but not so fast, kids. Like a bad case of eczema, he keeps coming back.

From The New York Times:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 — Senator Larry E. Craig of Idaho opened the door Tuesday to returning to the Senate, creating another twist in his unfolding political drama and raising the possibility of an ugly showdown with national Republican leaders.
Mr. Craig has been encouraged by Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the senior Republican on the Judiciary Committee who is a former prosecutor, to contest the charges.

Original DVD cover.

Of course, this begs the question: Why would Arlen Spector (R-PAin in the ass) get in the middle of a fight between a guy busted in a men’s room for soliciting sex and the Rethuglican leadership of the house (lookin’ at you, Mitch McConnell (R-KY)—hey!! KY? Like in KY Jelly? That’s suspicious. I say they investigate him! Then again, have you seen him? Nobody wants to screw that?)? I mean, Arlen Specter? It was a bathroom! Now, if Craig had pled guilty to spitting on the sidewalk, then that would makes sense, because my nickname for Arlen is Senator Ex-Specter-ate. But anything related to bathrooms should be handled by Mike Crapo (R-IDiot).

“Arlen Specter is now willing to come out in my defense, arguing that it appears by all that he knows that I’ve been railroaded, all of that,” the senator [Craig] said. “Having all of that, we’ve reshaped my statement a little bit to say it is my intent to resign on Sept. 30.”

Jon Hanian, a spokesman for Gov. C. L. Otter of Idaho, said Tuesday night that the governor learned that Mr. Craig was wavering on his resignation after a inquiry by a reporter about the possibility earlier in the day.

Mr. Hanian also said the possibility that the senator would reconsider his resignation “has been buzzing around the delegation.”

(Note: Did’ya know that the governor of Idaho goes by the name Butch Otter? Oh, the irony! 😆 You just can’t make this shit up!!)

Oh, so he staying, right?

In Washington on Tuesday, Senate Republicans had sought to portray the matter as concluded in the wake of Mr. Craig’s announcement on Saturday.

“I think the episode is over,” Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, told reporters. “We’ll have a new senator from Idaho at some point in the next month or so and we’re going to move on.”

Update from the Baltimore Sun:

Today, McConnell acknowledged what the world had recently come to learn. Craig has hired a high-powered legal team to try to get the case against him thrown out. And he’s not going to leave the Senate easily.


“So let me relate to you his comment. He said that he is going to try to get the case in Minneapolis dismissed; that if he is unable to have that disposed of prior to September 30th, it is his intention to resign from the Senate as he expressed last Saturday,’’ he [McConnell] said.

On the other hand, if Craig can get his case reversed, he plans to return to the Senate to face the Ethics Committee. It was McConnell and the Republican leadership who referred the Craig matter to the Senate Ethics Committee in the first place, pressuring him to resign from the Senate.

So, to recap. He pled guilty to something he says he really didn’t do. He resigned, but not really. He is staying, but he is leaving, but, then again, maybe not.

Rethuglicans. The party of Deciderers.


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15 responses to “Ida-holy crap! Now what?

  1. gottagrip

    I just want him out so that we can all stop talking about him. Geez, some old gay guy gets caught with his pants down and his foot out, and the press acts as though they’ve really got a story here. To hell with possibly bombing Iran. That story’s a non-started through and through. It’s the hypocritical gay guy that’s really news. And then he just refuses to go quietly into that good night. WTF?

    Come on, Craig, give it up already. You suck as a senator, anyway. Just retire from Congress and go open a nice little bed and breakfast in Idaho. They can always use one more……

  2. Hello Nonnie, Hello Gotta!! 😛

    I like Larry Craig a lot, he makes me laugh. Specially on this latest DVD cover. He is prolonging his own stupid agony, he’s laying out for the country exactly why he is not worthy of election to the senate, just to make sure that they never elect him again. Apart from anything else, his lack of judgment in reasonably uncomplicated situations, and his silly press conferences, are enough to say to the public: “Here is a man that is completely unsuitable for elected office. From now on his main occupation should be to amuse the nation in a light hearted manner”. All the public will be saying this to each other by now.

    Arlen Specter is an idiot, btw. An idiot with gravitas.

  3. gottagrip

    Hey, mightymikk0!! I have to agree when nonnie talks about him, he’s hilarious. But after reading 20+ diaries about him in every Diary Rescue shift over on DK, I have to say he loses all charm. If only they were all like nonnie’s stuff….

    And Specter? Agreed….. 🙂

  4. nonnie9999

    i am almost ready to donate the the larry craig defense fund!! 😆 the man is an unending source of comedy gold, and there will only be another rethug to replace him when he goes. better for him to stick around, at least until the election. let him continue to embarrass the rethugs and allow them to embarrass themselves with their ridiculous homophobia (which, in more than one case, stems from their own homosexuality and self-loathing). not only will those morons be exposed, but the entire fundie right will have to ‘splain why they won’t support larry craig. let them trip all over themselves trying to not sound like the hateful bastards they are.
    the news will cover some other missing blond or some post-adolescent marginally-talented singer or actress if they don’t have larry craig to kick around any more. they won’t cover the important stuff.

  5. nonnie9999

    hey gotta!
    i have not read even one of the larry craig diaries over at dk. my brain was over-saturated already from the non-stop news coverage.
    i think specter feels left out. the wackos took over the senate on the right side of the aisle, and i bet they don’t listen to a word he says. oh well, tough shit for him. when jim jeffords realized they were all nuts, he switched parties. there is nothing to prevent arlen from doing the same. he is pretty safe. in fact, i think he might even win over a few more people in pennsylvania if he did the right thing and dumped the rethugs. he’s a wuss, so he will just continue to do passive aggressive shit like defend assholes like larry craig. (side note, i happen to think that arlen was correct. craig is a moron, but his potty offenses have nothing to do with senate business, so there is not reason for the ethics committee to do anything about it).
    by the way, i almost titled this diary, Under the Specter of Innocence. do you think people would have gotten the play on words or just thought i was a bad speller? 😛

  6. nightowl724

    Nonnie! Would you puh-leeze get your mind out of the toilet? (snark)

    Here’s a little tidbit on Mitch that was in my morning mail from a group called “Clean Money Clean Elections”:

    “Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) approved an $8.3 million contract for a company to provide iPod-like devices to Afghani tribesmen. At the same time, a lobbyist representing the company helped McConnell raise $120,000 in contributions from his clients.

    We’ve made an ad to tell this incredible story — and to compare it to McConnell’s votes against funding for body armor for U.S. troops. It will begin airing tonight throughout Kentucky.”

    I wonder just what hose tribesmen are supposed to do with “iPod-like devices.” Any ideas?

    This cover is terrific! I especially like “WIDESTANCE COLLECTION.” I also enjoyed your little plays on the state abbreviations.

    Instead of “The Party of Deciders,” I wish we could start calling the Republicans “The Party of Convictions!”

  7. nonnie9999

    i think that mitch mcconnell is in for a huge can of whoopass the more he opens his mouth about craig. there are already rumors flying about why he was discharged from the service after 10 days during vietnam. this i-pod nonsense is icing on the cake. i hope this bastard gets piled on. he is a hateful, spiteful little shit, and i hope the shit gets splattered on his wife, chimpy’s sec’y of labor, elaine chao.

  8. Friend of the court

    He is a senator who lied to an arresting officer. “Looking for love in all the wrong places…..”, he admitted it, before he denied it. He was against it, while he was for it. Someone should question the ethics of Larry Craig. There isn’t much to question about the guy’s judgement. Are the people, who elected him, thinking about how they have been represented? I hope that enough voters haven’t given up.

  9. nonnie9999

    hi fotc!! 🙂
    larry craig has no ethics. he has lived his entire life as a lie, so how could be possibly be any kind of source of ethical behavior? however, personal peccadilloes that have no bearing on senate business are not supposed to be subject to official senatorial inspection. no matter what happens, i am pretty sure than idaho will put another lying sack of shit rethug in the senate. therefore, i hope craig stays until the end as the posterboy of the rethugs and their hypocrisy.

  10. Friend of the court

    It does make it harder for them to stand on top of a stack of Bibles and spew family value crap. I’m just afraid that the same people, who bought it before, will fall for the new line of happy horse shit. Maybe he could say that he was on a fact finding trip about how to protect our children from
    predators and he only pleaded guilty to keep from blowing his cover. You would think that a professional liar could come up with a better story. The quality of our polititions is disappointing.

  11. nonnie9999

    he was guilty of wanting to blow something, but it was not his cover! 😆 no matter what craig does now, the only ones who will support him are the fundiest of fundies. they are a subset of the fundies who still lie to themselves and support chimpy. they have a cult-like psychology, and they cannot allow a chink in the armor, as that would result in their whole house of cards disintegrating. (how is that for mixing metaphors? 🙂 )

  12. Friend of the court

    Mataphor mixing at its finest. Although, a deck of cards does have kings and jacks who might wear armor, from time to time. I would like to see the guys in the chinked armor jump off the sinking ship, as armor is not the best swimming attire.

  13. nonnie9999

    we forgot something. we are conversing on a blog. i think, therefore, that those were mixed meta-phors. you make a good point. the kings and jacks who wear armor on a deck of cards are also 2-faced! 😀 see, fotc? you are even smarter than you thought you were!!

  14. I love the poster and it’s quite appropriate considering this morning I learned that Craig may just be finished for real this time. But tomorrow’s another day.

  15. nonnie9999

    fabooj! my bff!! 😀
    the guy is better than any soap opera. i guess he is more like a sitcom. or maybe one of those shows that mean to be serious, but they are so bad that they are hilarious! 😆