Latest Larry Craig Update and Other News
“Exit polls show that was the No. 1 factor in depressing Republican enthusiasm,” Mr. Perkins said in an interview Tuesday. “There is an expectation that leaders who espouse family values will live by those values. And while the values voters don’t demand perfection, I do believe they want leaders with integrity.”And it's only August 2007; there's still over fourteen months until Election Day 2008 rolls around for Republican "leaders" to illustrate their lack of integrity.
Meanwhile, newly released police records of the bathroom incident that led to Craig's arrest show that Craig revisited the Minneapolis airport 11 days later to complain about how he had been treated by police. He said he wanted information so his lawyer could speak to someone, according to a police report.So, let me get this straight. The incident occured on June 11. Craig returns to the airport 11 days later (June 22) to get information "so his lawyer could speak to someone." And then he enters his guilty plea on August 8 but maintains that "he did not seek legal counsel" before entering is guilty plea. On June 22 he wanted information for his lawyer. But on August 8 he claims to have pled guilty without a lawyer's counsel. Hmmmm. Could Craig possibly be lying about something? Elsewhere, a man claiming to have shared a special moment with Cruisin' Craig has stepped forward for an interview.
Craig said Monday that he did not seek legal counsel before deciding to plead guilty to disorderly conduct. Today, Craig said he has hired a lawyer to advise him what to do next.
Meanwhile, what do the chieftains of the ID-GOP have to say?
On one side we have Mike Crapo and J. Kirk Sullivan:Not make judgments? Not rush to judgment? The "judgment" has been made. Craig pled guilty in a court of law. That is the judgment!"Sen. Crapo supports any decisions Senator Craig makes regarding his political future and will not make any judgments regarding any part of the incident or any rumors regarding it," the spokeswoman said.and:The chairman of the Idaho Republican party, J. Kirk Sullivan, released a statement urging residents not to rush to judgment, saying Craig has been a "stalwart in supporting Idaho."
Amid the Craig scandal, don't forget that Democratic former Congressman and current Senate candidate Larry LaRocco will be liveblogging today at Daily Kos at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, Noon Mountain, 11am Pacific. I'll see you there in about 90 minutes!