August 31 2007

“I had to spread my legs.”

Okay, look, there are certain things I really never want to hear about ANYONE, let alone a senator.

For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, Larry Craig, a Republican senator from Idaho, was snapped up in a sting operation in the Minneapolis Airport attempting to stop gay men from hooking up in the bathroom. Apparently Senator Craig made some of the signs of wanting to pick-up the undercover officer in the stall next to him. He opted to please guilty to make it go away, but now it has come back to haunt him… and us.

See, the audio of his questioning (transcript here) by the police has been released to the public and it is being played on every media source you can think of. Over… and over… and over.

There is no denying this is a noteworthy story that deserves to be followed, but could cut the damned audio? Especially the following highlight.

DK: Okay. Did you do anything with your feet?

CRAIG: Positioned them, I don’t know. I don’t know at the time. I’m fairly wide guy.

OFFICER: I understand.

CRAIG: I had to spread my legs.


CRAIG: When I lower my pants so they won’t slide.


I understand how it plays into the facts of the case, but really, do we have to hear it on EVERY news broadcast? No.

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