Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sen. Craig speaks out
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig is speaking out for the first time about charges he solicited gay sex in a Minneapolis Airport men's room. Craig said he was entrapped in a sex sting. He talked to CNN affiliate KTVB - you can see some of the interview on tonight's 360. We want to hear from you. Do you think Senator Craig is getting a fair deal? Post your comments on the blog, and we'll read some at the end of the show.



Posted By CNN: 9:12 PM ET
  10 Comments
I think Craig is getting the same deal as anyone else who breaks a law and gets caught. The fact that he pled guilty to a lesser offense reinforces my belief that he is indeed guilty of the original crime. A crime is a crime and the law can't favor political figures and celebrities because it would be a huge disservice to the public. And if he is gay, shame on him for not being proud enough to admit it and live the life he should be living.
Posted By Debbie, Denham Springs, LA : 9:45 PM ET
Senator larry Craig put himself in a precarious position. Gay or not, our political servants owe us the respect of staying out of sex scandals and serving as role models no matter what their sexual orientation.
Posted By Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX : 9:57 PM ET
Yes, he's getting a fair deal. He should look at the bigger picture and resign with dignity, what's left of it. His stubbornness only hurts himself, his wife, his constituents, and the Republicans even more.

Lilibeth
Edmonds, Washington
Posted By Lilibeth, Edmonds, Washington : 10:21 PM ET
Let's face it, Sen. Craig brought this on himself and the media brought it onto the viewers non stop..Should he resign, or should he stay? 30 seconds of airtime is enough to give this story.
Please draw the curtain and dim those spotlights on this. It's a performance that should have been canceled months ago. Please..
Posted By Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif. : 10:21 PM ET
Craig got and is getting the same treatment anyone else in the country does. I question his choices and the wisdom of them - first he pleads guilty, now he says he's not; then he says he will resign and now he says he won't. Talk about flip-flop! I don't care whether he's gay or not but I do care that he can't make a decision and stay with it. Some things you don't get a second chance to change your mind.

Annie Kate
Birmngham AL
Posted By Annie Kate : 10:23 PM ET
This is really hurting his case. He can't make up his mind or decide if he is gay or not. I mean this sex sting thing is outrageous! He needs to be in better control of himself and to others around him.
Posted By Brad M. : 2:57 PM ET
This whole thing has gotten out of control. Gay or not, right or wrong, he is a human being just the like the rest of us and he should be allowed to go about his life with relative privacy given his high position in the government. But lets be honest with ourselves. How many of of us knew who Senator Craig was before this scandal became public? Very few unless you are a C- SPAN junkie. There are so mnay more pressing concerns that we as a country should wrestle our time and attention with. I don't think gay sex in a mens airport bathroom qualifies as one of them.
Posted By Anonymous : 3:59 PM ET
Larry Craig was railroaded. While I'd love nothing more than to see another Republican conservative drop from the Senate rolls, this incident was overblown and badly handled, by Craig, the airport police, and the party faithful.

Karoli
Camarillo, CA
Posted By Karoli : 4:03 PM ET
I know this is late, but what struck me most in the Craig interview last night had nothing to do with politics or his orientation. It just had to do with the fact that Larry Craig should be grateful he has the wife he does. I know she could be staying for the perks of being a senator's wife or the money or comfort of the life they have. To remain loyal to a man who is being smeared by just about everyone, to love him, and to defend him day in and day out is pretty admirable. In today's world when tough stuff happens it is so much easier to walk out that to honor one's marriage vows and fight to save the relationship as Mrs. Craig is doing. Kudos to her for sticking by him. Regardless of whether the charges were trumped or not, I think at this point Sen. Craig needs to listen to those who elected him, do what is best for the good of those he serves and his party, and leave gracefully to enjoy his life with wife and family. Sometimes the damage from the battle is more costly than what the win is worth. I think that's the case here with Sen. Craig's situation in Washington.
Posted By TA Cheramie, Berwick, LA : 7:53 PM ET
Its amazing that people in high places do the weirdest things.Is there no other way for them to get exposure?maybe they should focus more on saving the world instead of gratifing themselfs.
Posted By leslie south fallsburg ny : 4:46 PM ET
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