December 9th, 2008
11:20 AM ET
12 years ago

Craig's appeal rejected

(CNN) - The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected Sen. Larry Craig's effort to withdraw his guilty plea in a sex-sting operation.

Filed under: Larry Craig
soundoff (96 Responses)
  1. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    don't worry Bush will pardon him!

    December 9, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  2. cherrystrawberry


    December 9, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  3. TexasBob

    What does he expect? You play footsie with a cop in a men's room, you admit it publicly, and then you want to get off scot free? Give us all a break, Senator.

    December 9, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  4. Godluvr

    Good! Due process!

    December 9, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  5. Rob

    Let's not allow today's news to cause us to forget all the corrupt, sick, disgusting Republicans running around out there. I'm still waitng for Bush, Chey and Rove to be arrested and put in prison for all their crimes. Especially, the crimes against humanity for purposely starting a war based on lies which resulted in the deaths of thousands.

    December 9, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  6. BB

    He's a Perv. Vote him out. Move on to real news.

    December 9, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  7. The Vegetable King

    A fitting end to an undistinguished career. I do feel sorry for his wife.

    There is nothing wrong with being gay or bisexual. There is nothing wrong with discreetly trying to find an adult, human partner with similar interests.

    However, there are little boys in airport men's rooms who should certainly not be exposed to such activities. Neither should I.

    While a slap on the wrist would be appropriate for a first offense, this man wrote laws which sent other men to jail. Now he claims he is so dumb about the law that he didn't realize that pleading guilty meant that he was confessing to the crime. He was only lying to the court, he explained, not really confessing. I think he has confessed in public to purjury, and should be punished for that crime too.

    December 9, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  8. Simpliticus

    What does "Guilty by a technicality actually mean"? And is it possible that Larry Craig could actually hide his gay(side) behind such a cloak of "technicality"? I am sure he is trying to do just that!

    December 9, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  9. First Dude


    December 9, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |

    Poor Craig!
    Your wife is about to dump you for being Gay.
    What a hypocrit Republican!

    December 9, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  11. no shame

    take his punishment and if he has any shame go quietly

    December 9, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  12. sandra

    I guess his 'wide stance' defense didn't work.

    When Craig goes down, he should take Charlie Rangel, Barney Franks, and Chris Dodd with him. They are all crooks and liars.

    December 9, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  13. Jeffrey Link

    Old pontificating queens and mensrooms=bad idea. Why doesn't he simply come out of the closet and escape the shadows? Take a lesson from J., Edgar Hoover Sen. Craig: We will ALL find out about your "secret life" someday - even though you may not be around. Wouldn't you rather live your life openly and honestly for a year before you go, rather than bringing more heartbreak to your family after you're gone? It's not about WHAT you are; it's about WHO you are.
    Do you know?

    Jeffrey L.
    St. Louis

    December 9, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  14. NY Republican

    The whole thing sounds like a witch hunt to me. No one besides the "arresting officer" saw the thing but it's disorderly conduct? Sen. Craig's lawyer is right here. If only one person is offended then it's basically "too bad dude, stop lookin' in other people's "bedrooms" and you won't be offended" But "foot tapping" is free speech? That might be going a bit far. Even so isn't that the same type of thing as "hey baby, can I buy you a drink" in bar?

    December 9, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  15. Chuck

    It's OK Larry, there is a "Christian" group out their somewhere that will cure your sexual desires to be more compatible with christianity. We all know that homosexuality is reversible if you know the right preacher who can release those demons. It's been done before. LMOL

    December 9, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  16. Gotta love elected officials

    Let's see......Illinois Gov arrested for fraud and extortion

    Larry Craig looking for some action in an airport restroom

    Bill Clinton did have sexual relations with that women

    NY Governor paid a prostitute 3000 dollars an hour

    And they wonder why the American People are tired of politicians and corruption!!!!!!

    December 9, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  17. Sherrol in Canada

    Good, it should be rejected. What? Do these folks think they are above the law..........They never seem to learn, do they?

    December 9, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  18. liz

    Poor Larry, he would be so much happier if he just faced the fact that he is gay and moved on with his life. He could find a nice man, buy a condo together, host dinner parties... but instead he keeps pretending, being ashamed of something that should have no shame at all.

    Sad really.

    December 9, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  19. Ray Fisher

    If the Republicans ever wish to be a viable party again, they need to build integrity and sending Craig packing is a good first step!!! I am in favor of instilling the Uniform Code of Military Justice as a Congressional ethics package to force Congress to abide by the same laws as our military. It seems like a fair request!!!

    December 9, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  20. Terry, Lakeland Florida


    December 9, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  21. Lyndon from CA

    Sorry Larry!

    December 9, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  22. Michael

    It's okay to come out, Senator.

    December 9, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  23. Lisa V

    Maybe the Democrats and Republicans should call a truce for a day. Since the story about Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Senator Larry Craig broke on the same day, maybe both parties should just take a day off and relax. Just like Larry Craig's lifestyle should not reflect on Bush, Rod Blagojevich should not reflect on Obama.

    December 9, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  24. BC

    OMG – what a fruit !!!

    December 9, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  25. brad

    well said Lisa.

    December 9, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
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