(CNN) - The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected Sen. Larry Craig's effort to withdraw his guilty plea in a sex-sting operation.
I don't think many responsible Dems were ever trying to paint Bush with the same brush as Craig. Craig's problem is the same as all moralists: "here, take my advice because I'm not using it". He has lost few opportuinties to condemn gays, but even when he got caught at the airport and plead guilty, he continued to maintain his "innocence". One wonders if he really thinks he's fooling anyone.
I agree with you, Lisa V.
What's the big deal there are lots of gay people holding office in America and for that matter the rest of the world. All Larry has to do is come to terms with his own sexaul orientation and that is his business alone.
Come on Craig
Admit your guilt and move on
You are apparently not proud of you gay preferences
Get real ...
jail would do these Politicians some good
violating trust and trying to loop hole your way through life does not make us trust government more
You wouldn't be in this predicament if you decided to accept yourself for who you are and not worry about what other people think about you. Just admit it, you are gay! There is nothing wrong with that. What is annoying though (and I call this Karma) is that you have always been against gay rights.
~Lawrence in Denver
This isn't about party... it's about having air-tight public accountability.
Why does Larry Craig keep his own sordid story going with his constant appeals? He should just go way and let us all forget about him. Having or soliciting sex in public bathrooms is illegal, plain and simple.
When will Larry come out of the closet?
Sen Craig, you took the plea deal to hide what was going on. Stop wasting the courts time. Go on with your life. Whether or not your plea deal is thrown out will have no affect on what people think.
I don't care what party you are from – if you are crook or have a sex problem that has become a public problem you should be convicted and put into the big house.
tcaudilllg December 9th, 2008 2:07 pm ET
This isn't about party… it's about having air-tight public accountability.
Absolutely! But how would that ever happen with a biased media - on either side - that controls whatever IT wants the public to believe - to promote its own political agenda - and a gullible public that swallows their favorite media's garbage hook line and sinker?
Heck, we don't even have personal accountability any more - nothing we do is OUR fault - it's always the OTHER GUY's fault!
Nice thought, but the righties will take every opportunity to smear and smash our honorable president-elect - even with just gossip and bigotry.
That is hilarious!!!
LISA V YOU ARE VERY SMART WELL SAID
Talk about going down in a blaze of glory... hole.
tcaudilllg- I agree with you 110%. The issue here is not who belongs to what party. The issue is how dispicable it is to take advantage of public office, use political clout for public benefit, and betray the trust of the American people. It is about holding our public officials to a higher standard. It is about showing politicians and others in positions of authority that we will no longer allow them to pull the wool over our eyes simply because they have the power to do so. If we continue to argue amongst ourselves and blame one party over another, we are only detracting from the real issue- corruption is not confined by party lines. Corruption is not limited to certain levels of government, and is not only for those at the top of the food chain. Americans are surrounded by scandal, from local police all the way up. It is sad, but trying to blame one party over another is no solution.
I meant to say use political clout for PERSONAL benefit, which is what we see going on in Illinois, but also in so many cases where government is corrupt – Spitzer definately had some personal benefits, as did Palin (the whole trooper gate issue), good old Teddy and his home improvements, and those are just recent examples that appeared in national news. Even tiny little towns that no one has heard of see local politicians embezzle money, comit crimes, and act fraudulently each and every day.
It must be very hard to conceal your sexuality. Although what Larry did was wrong, I do feel for him trying to conceal his sexuality.
I hope he can come to terms with it.
This hypocrite gives every decent gay a bad name!!!