Chapter . Senator Craig in the Bathroom

Idaho’s gay-bashing, family-values Senator Larry Craig made an unexpected splash when he was arrested for soliciting sex in a men’s restroom at the airport in Minneapolis. Craig made an advance toward an undercover policeman by tapping his foot and reaching under the bathroom stall in what we all learned is a standard ritual initiating anonymous, gay sex. Craig pleaded guilty to the charge and did all he could to keep the scandal hush-hush; the juicy details of the arrest erupted in the press some weeks later. Homosexuality is no misdemeanor in the eyes of the Republican party, and the senator quickly found himself on the GOP chopping block where Craig first agreed to resign his seat but then decided to ...

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