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Larry Craig Reconsidering Decision to Resign

Since Larry Craig's resignation from the U.S. Senate on Saturday he has apparently hired a lawyer and is reconsidering his decision to step down, according to the Associated Press.

CraigSaid Craig's spokesman Sidney Smith: "It's not such a foregone conclusion anymore, that the only thing he could do was resign. We're still preparing as if Senator Craig will resign Sept. 30, but the outcome of the legal case in Minnesota and the ethics investigation will have an impact on whether we're able to stay in the fight—and stay in the Senate."

It was unclear whether the Idaho senator would return to the nation's capital: "Dan Whiting in Washington, said Tuesday that Craig was expected to spend the week in Idaho as the Senate votes on spending bills for veterans and other programs. Whiting did not rule out Craig's returning to Washington before the end of the month."

LarrycraigmugshotCraig's children, Michael Craig and Shae Howell, said on Tuesday that they questioned their father "explicitly" about the Minneapolis incident.

Said Michael Craig: "We've known him our whole life. He has been so trustworthy to us, so honest to us, that we believe him. Maybe it wasn't sexual intercourse, but were these sexual actions? Were there sexual feelings? All these terrible things that were said in the media, we asked all those tough questions. I don't want to have an answer based on a legality or technicality or semantics of the words. We wanted to know exactly what happened and after speaking to our dad, we know exactly what happened."

UPDATES:

--GOP strategists "neither delighted nor amused" by Craig's new announcement..."defies reality"...

--Finds support in Arlen Specter: "The more people take a look at the situation, there may well be second thoughts. [If Craig had not pleaded guilty in August to a reduced charge and instead demanded a trial], "I believe he would have been exonerated."

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  1. Doesn't this idiot know by now that the best thing to do is GO AWAY!

    I also think that it should be honest with his kids and family, whether that has actually happened, no one except him will ever know. Sad.

    Posted by: stephen | Sep 5, 2007 12:10:48 AM


  2. Hhhhmmmm. Reconsidering pleading guilty, reconsidering resigning? Sounds like he's wishing he could reconsider trying to have sex with another man in an airport bathroom stall. Sorry Larry, you can't turn back time.

    It's sad really. There's material enough here for a doctoral thesis in psychology or a case study at a psychiatric conference. The group denial of the family is like a form of Stockholm Syndrome.

    Somewhere in DC a Republican party strategist just got so pissed off he had to snort a line of blow just to cope with this late breaking news.

    Posted by: Fin De Fichier | Sep 5, 2007 12:22:13 AM


  3. Oh God, let this be true.

    It will be like an early Christmas for the Democrats.

    STEPHEN, why do you want Craig to go away? He shares your views on the sanctity of heterosexual only marriage and he fights us "militant homosexuals" tooth and nail. And he, like you, seems to love trolling around with the homos in his free time. I would think that he would be one of your heroes.

    Posted by: Zeke | Sep 5, 2007 12:28:44 AM


  4. blah, blah, blah. exit stage left, putz. and take that cop with you.

    Posted by: sean | Sep 5, 2007 12:51:02 AM


  5. We can only hope that this digs deeper and deeper...even if they could come up with some specious argument about "entrapment," this idiot will have to expose himself to the max.
    I cannot believe how clueless his family is. Just shut the hell up and go away.

    Posted by: tom | Sep 5, 2007 1:13:33 AM


  6. Of course, its called a flip flop....All Gay guys know about this.

    Posted by: Crsvan | Sep 5, 2007 1:15:27 AM


  7. ZEKE:

    A word to the wise: Check your sources before spouting off at me. The STEPHEN who posted the comment here is another person.

    Posted by: Stephen | Sep 5, 2007 1:37:02 AM


  8. This place should allow authentication to cut down on the confusion and trolling.

    Posted by: Johnny | Sep 5, 2007 2:46:25 AM


  9. The Hypocrite Craig ought to be maligned incessantly by the gay community for throwing us to the wolves over and over through his anti-gay votes while engaging himself in homosexual acts. While I think sex in a public bathroom is sleazy, straight or gay, I don't think that's the story here. It's the subculture of self-hating gays who pass as straight, lead double lives and then work against the gay community and our efforts to be treated as the fully human whole law-abiding competent contributing citizens that we are. That's the story. If Craig fights to keep his Office, the gay community ought to use that as an opportunity to draw greater attention to the real damage people like him do to people like us.

    Posted by: Seamus7 | Sep 5, 2007 3:01:23 AM


  10. The Hypocrite Craig ought to be maligned incessantly by the gay community for throwing us to the wolves over and over through his anti-gay votes while engaging himself in homosexual acts. While I think sex in a public bathroom is sleazy, straight or gay, I don't think that's the story here. It's the subculture of self-hating gays who pass as straight, lead double lives and then work against the gay community and our efforts to be treated as the fully human whole law-abiding competent contributing citizens that we are. That's the story. If Craig fights to keep his Office, the gay community ought to use that as an opportunity to draw greater attention to the real damage people like him do to people like us.

    Posted by: Seamus7 | Sep 5, 2007 3:12:24 AM


  11. c'mon kids, he's been doing guys in bathrooms for at least 25 years.

    he didn't get married until his sexuality was questioned, when he was in his late 30's.

    are they adopted?

    Posted by: r | Sep 5, 2007 4:01:09 AM


  12. Perhaps it would be a good idea to introduce Sen. Craig to high school student William Sleaster!

    Posted by: Rafael | Sep 5, 2007 5:23:17 AM


  13. Denial is the psychological process by which human beings protect themselves from things which threaten them by blocking knowledge of those things from their awareness. It is a defense which distorts reality; it keeps us from feeling the pain and uncomfortable truth about things we do not want to face. If we cannot feel or see the consequences of our actions, then everything is fine and we can continue to live without making any changes.

    Sometimes denial works in a small family unit or group. But, when the whole world knows that you are a stall stalking queen on a dick hunt while holding the title of United States Senator, then denial transcends to egocentricity.

    Posted by: Johnny Lane | Sep 5, 2007 6:03:55 AM


  14. Uhm

    Has anybody else noticed the earings in both ears of the son? He isn't a teenager to try to get away with that look anymore.

    Reporters should ask the son "As an obviously gay man yourself, how do you feel about your fatrher's anti-gay stands in politics?"

    :-) brought to you by REALITY CHECK

    Posted by: anon | Sep 5, 2007 7:51:42 AM


  15. He's lived his lie so long why should we expect anything different from him. To bad he still has to lie to his own family.

    Posted by: Zeke | Sep 5, 2007 7:54:38 AM


  16. sean,
    you REALLY DO like me! "anon" is still with the uhm-chucky thing. now, who is the real zeke? who is the real harry? who is the real bertha? see how ridiculous this becomes? how 'bout we grow up? i think "anon" is the lead culprit.

    Posted by: nic | Sep 5, 2007 8:17:42 AM


  17. NIC take your meds

    Have a nice day.

    :-)

    Posted by: anon | Sep 5, 2007 8:29:31 AM


  18. He is guilty, he is not guilty.

    He is resigning, he is not resigning.

    At the very least, Idahoans deserve to be represented by a man who can make a damn decision.

    Posted by: Dan B | Sep 5, 2007 8:48:20 AM


  19. the guy is a worm, however...
    he was only cruising in a mens room and so far no evidence of a sexual act or an indecent exposure has surfaced. perhaps the entrapment and resulting charges are excessive for foot tapping and stall peeping, and consequently he really should fight for his job. as much as he has a destructive history of positioning himself as anti-gay and yet is obviously a closet case, he is legally entitled to complete his term if found innocent of this incident.
    can't imagine he'd be comfortable remaining in the senate, but he's obviously used to feeling uncomfortable in his own skin.

    Posted by: A.J | Sep 5, 2007 8:50:09 AM


  20. anon,

    OMG, you are sooooo clever.

    Cf. "Hillary Clinton's Appearance on Letterman" on Towleroad. Just go away.

    Let me just say that I will no longer respond or react to any sissy-boy who signs "anon".

    Posted by: nic | Sep 5, 2007 8:51:32 AM


  21. NIC child

    Are you still crying because i called you out on your shit?

    boo hoo

    Boo hoo

    Anon, Bertha, NIC, mark, harry , larry curt....it doesn't matter you imbecile.

    This is the ionternet. How dumb can you be to think that the entire internet isn't annonymous?

    post your ss# and live vid link if annonymity is so against your moral fiber.

    Take your meds stupid.

    :-)

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Sep 5, 2007 8:57:24 AM


  22. Of course the kids believe him on what happened in that bathroom! They have believed their whole lives that he was a straight man. That is not hard to understand as we all know that Craig himself believes that he is a straight man. There is no way that his "occasional" gay desires means that he is gay! I said this before about Haggard and it still applies here...Does the dick in my mouth make me look gay?

    Really, give it up and go away Craig!

    Posted by: RB | Sep 5, 2007 8:58:06 AM


  23. sorry for my typos

    have a nice day

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Sep 5, 2007 8:58:16 AM


  24. Craig wants a DO-OVER!!! I guess the book deal fell through.

    Posted by: Rad | Sep 5, 2007 8:58:24 AM


  25. Senator Craig does seem to have difficulty making up his mind: he's married but he likes cruising men's rooms, he pleads guilty and then says he wasn't guilty, he's resigning but maybe not.

    Next up: he goes Democrat.

    Posted by: Roscoe | Sep 5, 2007 9:17:09 AM


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