Larry Craig is Just a Big Old Drama Queen

September 6, 2007 at 1:19 pm Leave a comment

Senator Larry Craig may not be gay (so he claims), but boy is she a drama queen. I mean seriously. First, he denied that he was trying to play footsie with the cute undercover cop and expressed his intention to resign his senate seat as a way of making amends for the cloud he has brought over the state of Idaho. Then, he hired a top flight crisis management team including Michael Vick’s lawyer to contest his guilty plea and his staff began making rumblings about him not resigning from the senate. Now, his spokesman is saying that Craig is will most likely not fight to retain his office and is focused on helping Idaho find a new senator.

Sen. Larry Craig has all but dropped any notion of trying to complete his term, and is focused on helping Idaho send a new senator to Washington within a few weeks, his top spokesman said today.
“The most likely scenario, by far, is that by October there will be a new senator from Idaho,” Craig spokesman Dan Whiting told the Associated Press.

Its like one of those train wrecks that you can’t look away from or a badly written episode of As the World Turns. Craig’s shenanigans are not even all that interesting. What is interesting is the spotlight that has been shone on the pervasive homophobia within the Republican Party, the lurid and tabloid like way that traditional media covers gay sexuality and the lengths that self-loathing closet cases will go to to cement their closet doors shut.

More than enough attention has been paid to Craig and we should now doom this story to the trash heap of the National Enquirer where it belongs and focus on issues impacting LGBT people including the non-discrimination and hate crimes bills pending in Congress, police using sting operations to entrap gay men, the continuing denial of marriage to same-sex couples, the myriad needs of LGBT youth, the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis etc.

Craig may make for some really good gossip, but he really ain’t all that.


Entry filed under: Advocacy, Congress, Conservatives, Hypocrites, LGBT, Politics, Republicans.

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