Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Larry Craig: Slut a lyin' wheezeball!

Larry Craig can't make up his mind.

First, he says he's resigning from the Senate following his guilty plea to disorderly conduct after that celebrated incident in a Minneapolis airport restroom.

Now he says he's putting that on hold pending a decision on his motion to withdraw his guilty plea which was heard by a judge in Edina, Minn., today.

Craig didn't attend the hearing.

The Idaho Republican said he didn't know what he was doing and didn't have the advice of counsel when he entered his guilty plea.

If he's lying, that's bad. If he's telling the truth, that's worse.

This is a veteran United States Senator who deals every day with the world's critical problems and yet he can't figure out a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge? Yeah, right.

This wasn't a case of an overworked prosecutor cutting a quick deal with a defendant and telling him to "sign here."

Instead, the plea agreement was customized to the specific facts here and on its face represents what appears to have been some significant conversation with the prosecutor. Read it for yourself: http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2007/images/08/28/craig.guilty.plea.080807.pdf

The real kicker is that Craig admits in the plea agreement that he's pleading guilty because he is guilty.

Now he says he isn't.

It's hard to know what to believe here except that "Lyin' Larry" is having a terrible time discerning the truth.

As a frequent flyer who goes through the Minneapolis airport several times a year, I discussed the Craig potty affair with fellow sky warriors there this weekend. The solid consensus was that if Craig wasn't guilty, he should have gone to trial. To a man, everyone said that they wouldn't plead guilty based on these facts http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/craig_report.pdf unless they were guilty.

I'm not worried so much about whether Craig is a little weirdo but rather that he's a sleazeball whose capacity for candor could be measured in a teaspoon.

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