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He’s NOT GAY

garisson.gifLarry Craig is defiant. And he’s NOT GAY. He didn’t do anything wrong. His only lapse in judgment? Pleading guilty, which he did because of all the pressure he was under, and by the way, he’s NOT GAY:

For a moment, I want to put my state of mind in the context on June 11. For eight months leading up to June 11 my family and I have been relentlessly and viciously harassed by the Idaho Statesman. If you saw the article today you know why. Let me be clear. I am NOT GAY, I never have been gay. Still without a shred of truth or evidence to the contrary, the Stateman has engaged in this witch hunt. In pleading guilty I overreacted in Minneapolis because of the stress the Idaho Statesman investigation and the rumors it has fueled all around Idaho. That overreaction was a mistake and I apologize for my judgment. Furthermore I should not have kept this arrest to myself, and I should have told my family and my friends about it. I wasn’t eager to share this failure, but I should have anyway, because I am NOT GAY.

Yeah if I was a sitting US Senator that’s the first thing I’d do if I was being harassed for something I wasn’t, namely being GAY, which he’s NOT — plead guilty. Makes perfect sense.

Rumors have been circulating that Wide Stance Larry has got a stubborn streak that will make make it hard for the GOP to get him off the stage. Lord knows the wingnuts are doing their best, and Glenn Greenwald has a nice rundown of how the very same people who were horrified about Mike Rogers’ initial investigation last fall are now calling for Craig’s ouster. I personally think Larry owes it to himself, his family and the state of Idaho to stay in office, run again in ’08 and prove that he is NOT GAY. Because lordy, otherwise you just know people are going to talk.

Update: Crooks & Liars has the video.  And Joe Sudbay says, “The closet is a nasty, sad, disturbing place.”

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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