Via Atrios, your closeted Republican hypocrite update for today:
Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a menâ€™s public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon.
Craigâ€™s arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8.
A spokesman for Craig described the incident as a â€œhe said/he said misunderstanding,â€ and said the office would release a fuller statement later Monday afternoon.
Craig in 1999:
MR. RUSSERT: Larry Craig, would you want the last word from the Senate be an acquittal of the president and no censure?
SEN. CRAIG: Well, I donâ€™t know where the Senateâ€™s going to be on that issue of an up or down vote on impeachment, but I will tell you that the Senate certainly can bring about a censure reslution and itâ€™s a slap on the wrist. Itâ€™s a, â€œBad boy, Bill Clinton. Youâ€™re a naughty boy.â€
The American people already know that Bill Clinton is a bad boy, a naughtyboy.
Iâ€™m going to speak out for the citizens of my state, who in the majority think that Bill Clinton is probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy.