August 28, 2007



From FOX News: Lewd Conduct Charge Puts GOP Sen. Larry Craig's Political Future in Doubt.

Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's political future is now on much shakier ground following news that he was arrested and then pleaded guilty in connection with a police sting operation of lewd conduct in a men's bathroom.

Craig, 62, is a Republican with a conservative record — he has voted against gay marriage and opposed extending special protections to gay and lesbian crime victims. He is up for re-election next year, and has not announced whether he will run for a fourth term. ...

Craig, who is married and has three children, has diffused rumors about his sexual behavior since the 1980s, including a rumor last year that he was gay. ...

A former staffer called Craig's behavior stupid and selfish.

"I am disappointed by how he dealt with the situation," the staffer, who worked for Craig for a number of years, told FOX News.

From CNN: Craig quits Romney campaign post, removed from site.

The Romney campaign has also pulled a video of Craig from its YouTube channel, first reported by the online Web site "The Politico," and confirmed by CNN

The video, a clip of Craig praising Romney for his "strong family values," was changed to a "private" video shortly after the news surfaced of the arrest, The Politico reports.

Hot Air has the video.

Also from CNN: Report details Craig's disorderly conduct.

UPDATE From FOX News: Senator Larry Craig: 'I am Not Gay'.

Posted by Forkum at August 28, 2007 03:51 PM