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Senator Larry Craig
Sen. Larry Craig's (R-Lavatory) full legal request to withdraw his guilty plea has now been submitted in court. Here's the key quote saying the media made him do it. Can you believe this guy? His reasoning goes like this: the local paper had been investigating allegations of the Senator's bathroom fetish, and when the Senator got caught doing his potty thing, the stress of it all made him plead guilty. These are the people who brought you the War in Iraq. Here is his court pleading to withdraw his guilty plea:
Shortly after Senator Craig's meeting with the Idaho Statesman, in June 2007, Senator Craig was arrested and charged with interference with privacy and disorderly conduct, based on an arrest stemming from an undercover operation targeting gay men in a public men's restroom at the Minneapolis International Airport. Despite Senator Craig's denial of any inappropriate behavior, he was panicked that such allegations would be made public and that they would provide the Idaho Statesman with an excuse to publish its baseless article.
While in this state of intense anxiety, Senator Craig felt compelled to grasp the lifeline offered to him by the police officer; namely that if he were to submit to an interview and plead guilty, then none of the officer's allegations would be made public. Thus, rather than seek legal advice from an attorney to assist him in publicly fighting these charges and potentially protract the issue, Senator Craig's panic drove him to accept a guilty plea, the terms of which offered him what he thought was a private, expeditious resolution of this matter.
Senator Craig maintains his innocence with respect to these charges, and it would be manifestly unjust not to allow his guilty plea, entered in a state of fear, to be withdrawn.
He apparently offers no proof of his ridiculous assertion that a court and a law enforcement agency would "keep this all private if he plead guilty". How can a guy this fucking stupid become a US Senator?
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
Last edited by FeelTheLove; 09-11-2007 at 04:41 AM.