MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) – Former Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho may have run out of options in a quest to reverse his guilty plea to a 2007 charge of disorderly conduct in a bathroom stall.
Craig was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, where an undercover police officer accused him of soliciting sex.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected Craig's latest effort to withdraw the guilty plea December 9. Thursday marks the one-month deadline for filing an appeal.
His Minneapolis-based attorney, Thomas Kelly, told CNN on Thursday that Craig will not appeal to the state's Supreme Court, saying that effort would be "fruitless."
"There's no automatic right to have your appeal heard by the Supreme Court," Kelly said, "and the Supreme Court rather limits its acceptances of cases for further review."
Kelly said appeals heard by the state's high court tend to be cases where "novel questions" are involved, where there are clear differences between other appeals court rulings, or where cases could have "statewide significance.
"This case doesn't fit any of those so it would have been fruitless to file a petition for review," Kelly added. "We understand that, so that's why the decision was made."
Minnesota is better off without the bum.
Amazing how he tried to get the court to reverse his guilty plea. It would be nice, if just once, bozo's like this would just tell the truth.
His attorney used the word "fruitless"?? Really???
This is all Bush's fault. He was suppose to meet up with him and return the code sign in the bathroom. How was that Objective thinking? This guy must be of the GOP on the Log Cabin type. Wonder how his wife feels. Soft I bet.
Now that he's retired from the Senate and no longer fighting this conviction, I guess he can find time to to go back to his surreptitious solicitation activities!
I guess he'll be keeping his wide stance.....
Now that is a tune I could really tap my foot too!
Objective thinking January 8th, 2009 2:32 pm ET
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No cause for Bush-bashing here – this is nothing more than yet another example of Republican "Family Values" and hypocricy.
He didn't do it, he did it but it wasn't what it appeared, what he did was constitutionally protected free speech, ...
I wonder what his next excuse was going to be? I think the "free speech" one was especially funny coming from a supposed conservative.
Craig has decided to use his time in airports restrooms instead of wasting it in the courts.
Good. You were busted, you admited it and now that it is common knowledge, you want to amend history Just like W. No one is faulting you if you are gay, I think the manner in which you have handled yourself and this situation is disgraceful to you, your family and the people you represent. That is where you dropped the ball.
Oh, and "Objective-thinking", if it were a Democrat on the grill, you would be adding to the fire. Did you ever consider that maybe Mr. Bush brings a lot of this on himself?
This guy is just nasty!
Larry Craig never thought this appeal would succeed. Winning wasn't the goal. He just wanted to avoid spending the rest of his life as an admitted sex offender. Even though this appeal did not succeed . . . it allows him to tell people he didn't really admit to solicit sex in a public bathroom stall.
Too bad you dirty old man..... lol. I guess that means the FAT LADY has sung right?
What a disgrace. How stupid are the people in Idaho? Why is this creep still in office?
Public bathrooms are disgusting.
The decision not to pursue will make picking up guys a lot easier.
That's good for the people in the court house. Can you image the urinary- and bowel-induced fidgeting displayed by all the people in the courthouse who refuse to go to the bathroom while Tap-Tap Craig is there?
Hey Objective thinking, glad to see you have your red panties in a bunch. Mr. Craig has a little something of your liking in the bathroom......
Awe that is really too bad. Just when I thought Idaho was making a comeback for the stupidist Senator of the decade. I guess Alaska is still is away out front in the " Clueless" politician category with both a defeated Senator and Govenor leading.
Hey Larry... do us all a favor and leave this planet!
too bad he didn't resign, like he promised. Guess we should have know better. He has made a joke out of the whole state of Idaho. If he had any honor, he would be ashamed of himself. I know WE are.
Is this guy still in office? And if so why?
Tap Three Times with your Loafers if you Love Me...............
I guess he'll just have to swallow the decision.
Another one bites the dust................
Larry needs to appeal to his inner self and come out of the closet already and help get rid of Prop 8