Thursday, October 4, 2007

Minnesota Judge Upholds Larry Craig's Guilty Plea

Hennepin County (MN) Judge Charles Porter has upheld the guilty plea entered by Senator Larry "Wide Stance" Craig. In a 27-page order, Porter called Craig’s August guilty plea “accurate, voluntary, and intelligent,” adding that “the conviction is supported by the evidence.”

You remember Craig. He is the latest Republican pervert to be arrested in a public mens room for cruising for anonymous sex.

First, Craig tried to make it all go away by quietly pleading guilty and handling it through the mail. Once his little peccadillo found out, he held a press conference indicating he would resign his seat at the end of September. Then he reneged, stating that he was going to appeal his guilty plea, he was innocent, and he would delay his resignation and departure until the Judge issued his decision, but a favorable ruling in Minnesota was the only thing that would keep him from resigning.

Steve Benen says we should hold off on sending the movers to clean out his office.

So, Craig has no choice but to resign? Not so fast. As of a couple of weeks ago, the senator’s office said a favorable ruling in Minnesota was the only thing that would keep Craig from resigning. Now, the senator may decide that a misdemeanor charge on his record isn’t the end of the world, and he might just stick around anyway.

On MSNBC last week, Craig lawyer Stanley Brand suggested the senator may disregard the outcome of his court request altogether. Chris Matthews asked whether Craig would try to “hang on” until the end of his term. Brand replied, “[I] think that’s conceivable, especially if he gets some type of relief in Minnesota. But I don’t think it depends on that.”

In other words, today is a setback for the Idaho Republican, but it’s likely the story isn’t over yet.
I say...

Good on ya, Larry! You stand your ground! You fight the good fight and drag this out for as long as possible! Keep it, and GOP hypocrisy, in the news. Make sure that Jane and Joe Family Values Voter are reminded every single day when they open their paper or turn on the news that you are hanging in there and fighting for your right to tap that foot and cruise for a hookup. Keep shining the light on your personal and political cowardice and hypocrisy.

I thank you, and the DNC thanks you.

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