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. Joe Monroe

    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.

    December 9, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  2. Ethan R.

    I agree with you, Lisa V.

    December 9, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. Maggie Muggins

    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.

    December 9, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  4. Larry

    Come on Craig

    Admit your guilt and move on

    You are apparently not proud of you gay preferences

    Get real ...

    December 9, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  5. truce and jail for Craig

    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

    December 9, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. Lawrence in Denver

    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

    December 9, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  7. tcaudilllg

    This isn't about party... it's about having air-tight public accountability.

    December 9, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  8. KJL

    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.

    December 9, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  9. Almost the end of THE error!


    December 9, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  10. Cristine C.

    When will Larry come out of the closet?

    December 9, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  11. BigDaddyTod

    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.

    December 9, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  12. Larry, Hazleton, Pa

    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.

    December 9, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  13. Jen

    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!

    December 9, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  14. BB

    Nice thought, but the righties will take every opportunity to smear and smash our honorable president-elect - even with just gossip and bigotry.

    December 9, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. Ms. B in California

    That is hilarious!!!

    December 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |


    December 9, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  17. Justin, CA

    Talk about going down in a blaze of glory... hole.

    December 9, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  18. NYPrincessTt

    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.

    December 9, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  19. NYPrincessTt

    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.

    December 9, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  20. Thomas

    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.

    December 9, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  21. Paul

    This hypocrite gives every decent gay a bad name!!!

    December 9, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
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