Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Public embarrassment in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• According to documents filed on Monday, Sen. Larry Craig pleaded guilty in the airport sex sting to avoid being labeled as gay by his hometown newspaper. Weeks before the arrest, Craig denied being gay to editors at the Idaho Statesman. Although the paper never ran a story, Craig feared they might if they heard about his toilet stall fiasco. The senator’s lawyers wrote that “faced with the pressure of an aggressive interrogation and the consequences of public embarrassment, Senator Craig panicked and chose to plead to a crime he did not commit.” Well, it’s great to see that he managed to avoid public embarrassment.