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Larry Craig Scandal

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Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week gave us Weinergate, one of the more bizarre -- and double entendre-laden -- examples of the political axiom "it's not the crime, it's the cover-up" in memory... even if the "crime" in question was, at worse, actually just a monumental lapse in judgment. Indeed, in the age of sexting and Brett Favre's photographic oeuvre, Weiner's alleged crotch shot is downright Puritan. That said, most people, unlike Rep. Weiner, can "say with certitude" whether they have taken a photo of their nether regions. And, if they have, would surely be able to identify their privates. The incident warmed the hearts of pun-loving headline writers ("Weiner's Bulging Controversy") and provided a case study on how not to do damage control. Weiner is one of the smartest and most articulate politicians in Washington; watching him parse words, twist logic, and avoid direct answers is enough to make one pine for the days of Larry Craig's "wide stance."

Governor Sanford: Humpty Dumpty Cracks Up

Deborah King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah King

Isn't it time we grew up and stopped accusing others of sexual "wrongdoing" to cover our own misguided behavior?

Larry Craig Supports "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While the 2008 presidential campaign heats up with an unexpected twist seemingly every day, it's nice to know that there are still some predictable el...

Larry Craig Keeps His Promise To Retire

The Hill | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), encumbered by a scandal since last summer, did not file for reelection by his state's deadline Friday, keeping a promise h...

ACLU Comes To Rescue Of Craig: Sex In Stalls Is Private

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an effort to help Sen. Larry Craig, the American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation ...

Larry Craig Opens Up About Why He Did Not Tell Wife About Arrest

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Idaho Senator Larry Craig and his wife sat down with "Today host Matt Lauer to break their silence and talk about his guilty plea in a sex sting at an...

GOP Senator To Craig: Leave Immediately

CNN | Alexander Mooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Ensign, who chairs the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, made clear to CNN's Wolf Blitzer Wednesday he wants embattled Idaho Sen. La...

Craig: I'm Not Gay Or Bisexual, Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just because he's spoken out and voted against gay rights, Larry Craig told Matt Lauer he's never felt shame about anyone else's sex life. Nor his own...

Judge Denies Craig Request To Withdraw Guilty Plea

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Minnesota judge has denied Sen. Larry Craig's request to withdraw his guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from his arrest in an airp...

Larry Craig Praises Petraeus, Claims U.S. "Making Progress On The Ground"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A press release just out from Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID): Craig Reacts to Petraeus, Crocker Testimony General, Ambassador paint picture of progress in I...