In every major newspaper this week we have read a different version of Sen. Larry Craig’s intent to resign from the Idaho Senate, after he was arrested in an airport bathroom for lewd conduct.
Craig, who has been a senator for 16 years, has opposed gay marriage and continuously voted against reforms on gay rights. Rights which would afford homosexuals the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts.
According to the police report, Craig was trying to “engage in lewd conduct” with a man in the stall next to him. Unfortunately, the man in the stall was an unidentified policeman.
As quoted in the Washington times, Sen. Craig said, “Let me be clear: I am not gay. I have never been gay.” We do not understand why he felt the need to clarify his actions.
That is like someone being caught stealing and saying, “I am not a thief and I have never been a thief.”
It is very odd to us how politicians, such as Sen. Craig, defend the rights of homosexuals but when one is accused of being a homosexual it is a problem.
Something is wrong with this picture.
We think that these politicians may be a little biased.
Our politicians, the people who lead and represent this country, need to reevaluate their morals and their priorities.
Is Craig contemplating resignation because he feels guilty or is it because he got caught?
We wonder if Craig has ever engaged in lewd conduct before. If this is something that he engaged in regularly, it probably would have come out eventually. Especially with how tight airport security has become.
We are believers that what is done in the dark will eventually come to the light. Regardless of how cleverly they try to hide it.
Georgia Dawkins for the Editorial Board.