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Shocker: Larry Craig Loses Sting Appeal

Compare and contrast with today’s news about (Democrat) Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

From an elated Associated Press:

Sen. Craig loses appeal in airport sex sting case

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press Writer

Tuesday, December 9, 2008    

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has lost his latest attempt to withdraw his guilty plea in the Minneapolis airport men’s room sex sting that effectively ended his Senate career.

A three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected the Republican’s bid to toss out his disorderly conduct conviction…

He quietly pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor and paid a fine, but changed his mind after word of his arrest became public that August. Craig insisted he was innocent and said he was not gay. His attorney argued that the police officer misconstrued Craig’s foot-tapping, hand movements and other conduct.

But the case brought widespread ridicule and effectively ended his political career.

Craig lost several GOP leadership positions in the wake of the scandal, and the Senate Ethics Committee said in February that Craig had brought discredit on the Senate. The committee members said they believed he was guilty, and that his attempt to withdraw his plea was just an effort to evade the legal consequences of his own actions.

He did not seek a fourth term in last month’s election. He will be replaced in January by Idaho Lt. Gov. Jim Risch, a Republican.

Craig’s attorney, Billy Martin, argued before the appeals court in September that there was insufficient evidence for any judge to find him guilty.

In its 10-page opinion, the appeals panel said that Craig failed to show that Hennepin County District Judge Charles Porter abused his discretion by denying his petition to withdraw his plea. Porter had said the plea was “accurate, voluntary and intelligent, and … supported by the evidence.”

Tuesday’s opinion also said Craig failed to show that the state’s disorderly conduct law was unconstitutionally overbroad…

This is of course or limited real news value, except for our one party media.

But we simply posted it to remind readers of the gulf between the “crimes” of Republicans and Democrats — and their outcome.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Shocker: Larry Craig Loses Sting Appeal”

  1. proreason says:

    Larry needs to become a Democrat.

    If he does, in a few short years he will acquire the power to bankrupt the country on his personal whims, and other side fun things like chewing the butts (nice image for Barney Fife, huh?) of Auto Executives and pretending like he has cogent thoughts about that industry as well as the Financial Indusry,…..when he isn’t busy drooling and pestering young boys.

  2. Clarissimus says:

    “Sen. Craig loses appeal in airport sex sting case”

    The way that headline was worded made me think this was old news. (As in, Sen. Craig is now less appealing because of the sex sting case.)

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Larry….next time troll the Ladies room and get the signals right!
    2 taps for Frau Hilda
    3 taps for Shakes Reno
    4 taps for michele Obama
    5 taps for Bubba Clinton

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