THE LARRY AND FRED SHOW
There’s nothing I hate more than having to defend a dumb-ass anti-gay-rights republican who’s been skulking in airports looking for anonymous bathroom blowjobs on the down low. But I just have to ask.
Can you seriously get arrested for tapping your foot in a public bathroom? Or even for taking a stance so wide that you “bump” the occupant of the next stall?
It’s not that I have any doubt that Senator Craig was indeed soliciting sex. It’s pretty difficult to take a stance that wide with your pants around your ankles. You have to be motivated.
But in spite of his lewd intentions, no lewdness occurred. There was not even a verbal indication of lewd interests. Just tapping feet.
Men solicit sex all the time. “Hey baby…what has 128 teeth and can hold back a monster? My zipper!” If drunken straight men don’t get busted for that sort of thing, why does a not-gay yet gay senator get hauled in for foot tapping?
Along the same lines, do we seriously spend tax-payer dollars to have a cop sit on a toilet in an airport men’s room waiting for someone to come in and tap? Doesn’t Minneapolis have murders or something to deal with?
Still, my favorite part of this tawdry tale is this: In 1998, Senator Craig refused to attend the State of the Union Address, calling President Clinton a “naughty, nasty boy.” You are officially the pot now, Larry.
Speaking of lame republicans, Fred Thompson (ahem) elected not to do the hard work of debating his opponents, and instead had a visit with Jay Leno. Meanwhile, he ran an ad (produced by someone else) on TV during the debate.
Go “pop” Fred. You are officially the weasel.
TR’s prediction: Thompson blows Romney right out of the race and edges McCain out for a second place finish. Giuliani takes the nomination.