Mention U. S. Sen. Larry Craig and "get a rope!" is the knee-jerk reaction.
I am not gay. I am not Republican. I'm positive. But I have voted for both.
And I hope I am not a hypocrite.
For the record, I dislike Sen. Craig. But he deserves his day in court. Lawyer friends (is that an oxymoron?) tell me what he did in that bathroom stall is not illegal.
Had the Senator contacted an attorney at the time, he might have beaten the rap.
Probably too late now. At least in the court of public opinion. But aren't you surprised at how his own Republican party attacked and then abandoned the man?
Hypocrites abound, on the left and the right. I believe Sen. Craig is a hypocrite, too, when it comes to his stance on family values and gay rights.
Damn. It was very difficult to write this without giving in to the temptation to join the line-up of cheap laughs, double meanings, etc.
But equal justice for all means just that.