Friday, August 31, 2007

Yea, So There Goes That

If you haven't been keeping up with the snoozefest that is the Larry Craig lewd-conduct-for-the -gay-sex scandal, I will tell you that you really haven't been missing too much.

As the tape and transcript have come out, people have done humorous send-ups of the initial interaction, and pretty much every Republican with a stake in America (read: up for (re-)election next year) speaking out against him, Craig's public and political career are pretty much over. I guess I would feel sad about this if I didn't know that this dude was rolling round in huge, Scrooge McDuck-style levels of cash.

Anyway, the Larry Craig shaming continues on today. McClatchy reports that Craig will be slapped down with a letter from the National Party demanding his resignation. Suffice it to say, I don't really care all that much about another conservative leaving from his office. On the other hand, I do feel bad that his party is hypocritical and homophobic. They are calling it a family values party, but Trent Lott condoned racism. Lott's now Senate Minority Whip. Lott shouldn't have a seat in the Senate for condoning racism, but the GOP has let him slide. Craig goes for some dick, and he's run out of office. It's truly offensive that the GOP has displayed such crippling insensitivity towards this issue. Craig copped to his crime; he should be allowed redemption.