Flippity, Flop…

Brokeback LarrySenator Larry Craig (Republican, Idaho) was caught – hands down – in an airport washroom last June and charged with disorderly conduct after coming on to an undercover cop in the next stall. He entered a guilty plea and paid the fine and that should have been the end of the story.

But, Larry you see, puts the hip in hypocritical when it comes to sexual indiscretion. Craig, long an advocate of family values, was one of Bill Clinton’s harshest critics during the Monica Lewinsky affair, so he knew his way around a juicy sex scandal.

Alas, the press in good form, got hold of the washroom incident and suddenly Larry is front page news – the new Republican poster boy for closeted reactionaries.

And then, Larry began to flip flop on things. First, he said he was innocent of the charge but plead guilty to quickly resolve the matter. After the Republican leadership freaked out and demanded he resign, he did – well sort of.

Now, he’s flip flopping on that as well, sending up a trial balloon that if his guilty plea is overturned he would stay on in the Senate.

Meanwhile, Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter (his real name, honest) of Idaho is already taking names for a replacement for good old Larry. Otter to Craig, “don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.”

Poor old Larry every time he flips it flops.

On the positive side – Larry has already been approached to be grand marshal of next year’s Boise Gay Pride Parade where flip flops are acceptable attire.

Further to yesterday’s posting…

Sad to report that Luciano Pavarotti passed away this morning. Indeed the fat lady has sung one final time for this great tenor.

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