We all know the saga of Senator Larry “I’m Not Gay” Craig, who was caught soliciting sex in a men’s room, pleaded guilty and said he’d resign his Senate seat, then changed his mind about resigning and asked the judge if he could retract his plea. Now, despite the fact that the Republican leadership in the Senate probably wishes he would just go away, he continues his valiant fight to make himself look like an even bigger idiot. Apparently he’s claiming now that the actions he took in the bathroom should be protected under the First Amendment, and therefore his guilty plea is unconstitutional. Voila!
Is it just me, or is this just about the lamest way to drag your career back on track? The guy has no credibility whatsoever– heck, if there was a quantitative way to measure credibility his would probably be negative. And it seems like he and his crack legal team are continually coming up with inventive ways to “undo” his guilty plea. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. And I’d bet a large sum of money that the Good People of Idaho won’t be re-electing him for another term.