Mitt Romney ain’t the only Republican distancing himself from Ida-ho-an Senator Larry Craig. Log Cabin Republican president Patrick Sammon released the following statement on Lewd Larry:
Senator Larry Craigâ€™s ability to continue serving the people of Idaho is in serious doubt. He has violated the public trust, not just with his inappropriate and illegal behavior, but in the subsequent explanation of his actions. Innocent people donâ€™t plead guilty.
The Republican Party, the people of Idaho, and all Americans should demand better from their elected officials.
Itâ€™s not for me to speculate about Senator Craigâ€™s sexual orientation. However itâ€™s clear that whether itâ€™s Jim McGreevey, Ted Haggard, or someone else, life in the closet often leads to destructive, harmful, and reckless behavior.
Now if only the GOPpers would stop pushing the gays in there…
McGreevey does stand accused of official intimidation/misconduct and abuse of power among other things, however.
As one of Craig’s own constituents puts it:
“I believe he should resign because I believe character is an extremely important qualification for public service,” said Bryan Fischer of the Idaho Values Alliance. “And I believe the senator, by his own admission, has acknowledged that he has fallen short of the standard that we should expect from public servants.”
I don’t agree with it, but that is the active rationale.
Oh, and, Stenar, no, I will not be buying one of your t-shirts.