Update: A WaPo reporter takes his video camera into the Minneapolis bathroom. Ew.
Here’s NYT coverage of GOP leaders’ displeasure with Senator Wide Stance:
Senator John Ensign of Nevada, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, demanded that Mr. Craig keep his initial pledge and leave the Senate.
“The type of behavior we are talking about here is not exactly something that I think a senator should be engaged in,” said Mr. Ensign, who again raised the possibility of public ethics committee hearings into whether Mr. Craig brought discredit on the Senate, which could be grounds for action against him.
The leaders of the ethics panel said today that a complaint filed against Mr. Craig by the Republican leadership in August, when the news of his guilty plea became public, remained an open case, given his decision to remain in office.
Other Republicans stopped short of calling on Mr. Craig to give up his seat, but they were clearly dismayed that he would stay in office, citing the distraction his presence could provide as well as the potential harm to the party and the Senate.
“I can’t think of anything good about it,” said Senator Saxby Chambliss, Republican of Georgia.
“You don’t want to know what I really feel,” said Senator Jim DeMint, Republican of South Carolina.
Here’s the crapweasel’s statement on his website.
A Minnesota judge refuses to withdraw crapweasel GOP Sen. Larry Craig’s bathroom sex sting guilty plea.
A Minnesota judge on Thursday rejected Idaho Sen. Larry Craig’s bid to withdraw his guilty plea in an airport sex sting, a major setback in Craig’s effort to clear his name and hang on to his Senate seat.
“Because the defendant’s plea was accurate, voluntary and intelligent, and because the conviction is supported by the evidence … the defendant’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea is denied,” Hennepin County Judge Charles Porter wrote.
With apologies to Dr. Seuss and professional Photoshoppers everywhere, I offer my on-the-fly advice (I know you’ll send me better ones!):
Seussian verse from commenter Max:
i do not like when you feel my leg,
i do not like it Larry Craig.
i do not like it in a stall,
i do not like it much at all.
i do not like your double-wide stance,
i do not like the way you glance.
i do not like your guilty plea
i do not like it; i’m tryna pee!
i do not like it when you feel my leg,
I do not like it Larry Craig!
And from Hot Air commenter Darksean:
Don’t let the stall door hit you on the way out.
Darksean on October 4, 2007 at 3:13 PM