Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Larry Craig Saga Goes On

American weirdness is alive and well.

The embattled senator from Idaho was back in Washington yesterday casting votes and having lunch with his colleagues as the ACLU came to his defense and his bathroom stall in the Minneapolis/St. Paul air terminal became a mecca for tourists.

Craig’s appearance may be a last hurrah before leaving the Senate, but he is still trying to withdraw his Minneapolis guilty plea and is getting legal support from an unlikely source.

"To be able to solicit sex in private, in public spaces, for instance, is constitutionally protected speech," according to Anthony Romero, the executive director of the ACLU.

No word on whether there are plans for a bronze plaque commemorating the First Amendment for the men's room stall. Stay tuned.

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