Aug 30 2007
Thank you AJStrata for posting on this. I decided to wait a day or two and cool down so that I did not sound like a ranting lunatic. I was Senator Larry Craig’s high school intern in the spring of 2003. Senator Craig takes every intern out to lunch (no do not twist my words. He takes a group of interns, but every intern has the chance to go). At this lunch he will answer any questions you can ask. During my time in his office I realized that I wanted to be a politician like Craig. He serves his state and his people, not his own agenda. He worked his way up through the ranks rather than just buying in. I’m proud that I was able to work with him, even if it was for a short period of time. And I completely support him.
Now for the “scandal.” If anyone had bothered to read the arrest report or to do some research on the issue there are a few things that you would have discovered. First of all, Craig was arrested for indecent conduct. Now supposedly he was waiting outside of the stall the police officer was in and kept looking in periodically. Well, when I really need to go to the bathroom I will occasionally peek in to make sure the stall is actually occupied and to maybe give the person a hint to hurry up. He then went into the stall that had opened up, which happened to be right next to the undercover cop. Since the cop was in the stall he had no idea whether or not Craig had purposely waited for that stall or whether that was the only stall open. He then put his luggage up against the stall door from the inside. Apparently putting your luggage up against the door is a sign that you want to participate in indecent behavior. Oh yeah, I forgot the normal place to put your luggage is in front of the toilet and then to try to climb over it. Yeah, oops. The stalls are so small, where else are you suppose to put your luggage if not in front of the door? Especially since you cannot leave it sitting in the corner of the bathroom, cause then it would be considered a bomb. So I reiterate, I did not realize that the message you were sending when having your luggage with you was “I want SEX!!”
What most people have not heard is the information about the rumors. Since Craig was in college, in the 1960s, people have been trying to spread rumors that he has gay trysts. So his family has had to deal with these rumors for over 40 years. So, no wonder he did not make a big deal out of the incident. He just tried to make it quietly go away. And AJ has a point, why are the Republicans going after him? What occured was a personal incident. He did not lie about the incident he just did not scream about it from the rooftops.
I was Chairman of the College Republicans at my school for two years. I have helped many Republicans get elected. But anyone who is going to condemn a guy for trying to keep his personal life quiet and away from his public life will no longer receive my support, no matter what party you are affilitated with. This is ridiculous. They are throwing away one of the few politicians who is actually in the Capital to serve his constituents. I hope that people soon realize that the media is out for their own agenda and they do not care who gets hurt. This society has become despicable for letting the media dictate our lives. What happened to the people and making our own decisions?