Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Again? Really?

The Republican mayor of Ft. Lauderdale continues to obsess about gay sex in public restrooms and it appears that other Republican politicians seem intent on proving him right. The latest is Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, who plead guilty to “misdemeanor disorderly conduct” for apparently attempting to solicit sex from an undercover officer in a Minneapolis airport. And now he says he didn’t do anything wrong and shouldn’t have plead guilty:

Craig said in a statement issued by his office Monday that he was not involved in any inappropriate conduct.

“At the time of this incident, I complained to the police that they were misconstruing my actions,” he said. “I should have had the advice of counsel in resolving this matter. In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty. I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously.”


What? You don’t plead guilty on the spot, you have to be arraigned for that. You’ve got plenty of time to think it over and consult with your attorney before doing that. And by the way, this isn’t the first accusation against Craig, who was outed by Mike Rogers last year but denied allegations that he was secretly gay. He’s a social conservative who voted for the Federal Marriage Amendment and against adding sexual orientation to anti-discrimination laws. And he’s married. Anyone seeing a pattern? I bet the blacks made him do it.