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
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  1. Matt

    @ Lisa V

    You're nuts lol

    December 9, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  2. I'm Not Missing The Old Mule & Winky Half-baked Alaska

    This man needs to withdraw a lot more than a guilty plea.

    December 9, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  3. grahame

    Why was he in the wrong toilet stall or was he wearing the wrong style shoes?

    December 9, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  4. Rick O

    I'm a Democrat and Even if both men are guilty (innocent until) there is no comparison. Larry Craig should not even be a story; (Other than its the Republicans who are so self rightous over personal life style) but Gov Blagojevich is guilty is a real sad statement of the Greed of the times that has effected both parties, most corporate leaders and seemingly the majority of Americans

    December 9, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  5. sunshine

    he plead guilty, enough said.

    December 9, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  6. Brian from Fort Mill, SC

    Lisa V December 9th, 2008 11:56 am ET

    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 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  7. frank, nc

    Sorry i say no truce against corruption – Dem or Rep. We want our country back.

    December 9, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  8. GA Independent

    It's not a question of lifestyle – with Craig, it's a question of talking righteous while trying to do "the nasty" in public bathrooms with men that he has no problem condemning anywhere else...

    If Blagojevich is guilty – nail him.

    December 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  9. Rave

    Is he the gay guy from the gay republican party

    December 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  10. MICK from MESA

    First we have a gay "values" Repuglicon Senator in denial and then a Democrap Gov. selling his ethics. What next, Bush trampling on the Constitution?

    Americans can elect some real slime – Guess we only get the goverment we deserve. And I can hear the moronic chant of these voters in the background: "We're Number One – We're Number One"...

    December 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  11. Joe Green

    I can't wait to see Senator Craig's profile on!

    December 9, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  12. bill

    larry craig being gay has nothing to do with idiot bush.neither does govenor of ill.for obama. GOVENOR OUT BUSH OUT QUEER LARRY CRAIG GONE GOD BLESS forgot one dark vader chaney

    December 9, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  13. ran

    Good for the courts. He did it and should admit it and go on. If he wants to stay in politics he should run as a Democrat because that is a party of inclusion not exclusion.

    December 9, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  14. Christy

    Short and Sweet. I love it CNN.

    December 9, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  15. Corwin7

    Nah I say let the heads roll NOW... Obama wanted to do things differently and by god there's gonna have to be a LOT more of this before he can even make a good start on getting a fairer new game going. Lets just get it over with and start everyone out on the new rule at once. God knows there's probably about a hundred more that need some of the same.

    December 9, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  16. aware

    Craig's story fades into the shadows as Rod Blagojevich's story reminds us just how PEBO got where he is!

    "Chicago smack down," media control, and you grease my palm and I will grease yours! 🙁

    December 9, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  17. Hugh Betcha

    Politicians get into more trouble than CRACKHEADS.

    December 9, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  18. MikeH

    I'm still waiting to see the evidence against Blagojevich. The federal prosecutors may be corrupt, a leftover Alberto Gonzalez and Karl Rove's attempt to turn the federal prosecutors into a ruthless political arm of the Republican party, much like the Gestapo of NAZI Germany was.

    Don Siegelman was also the target of a corrupt federal prosecution. Read up on it and see if there are any similarities to Blagojevich.

    Now Blagojevich may be guilty as sin and should be prosecuted, but let's make sure this isn't a leftover from the criminals Gonzalez and Rove.

    December 9, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  19. Ken Sawyer


    December 9, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  20. Michael M. Noonan

    I wonder which story Keith Olberman will advance–truly the joke of journalism.

    December 9, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  21. mb

    It would be so nice, to get some happy news

    December 9, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  22. tired of corporate politics

    Lisa V – let's "just take a day off and relax".

    Oh yes now that Obama might be connected to the latest scandal – let's just relax and watch TV or read about Brittany or Paris.

    "Rod Blagojevich should not reflect on Obama"
    the Plumbers should nt reflect on Nixon
    Iran Contra should not reflect on Reagan
    Iraq WMD should not reflect on Bush


    December 9, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  23. Denise Groves

    OMG!!!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 9, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  24. Peter

    Larry Craig's lifestyle does not reflect on Bush. His hypocracy on the other hand mirrors the hypocracy of the jack boot right in this country. From George W. Bush on down it's always been do as I say, not as I do.

    December 9, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  25. earl

    You can run but you just can't hide.

    December 9, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
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