I think I made my feelings about Larry Craig quite clear in a prior post.
Now comes word that he may try to stay in his Senate seat. Well, good. First of all, he'll be a gigantic, ongoing headache for the GOP. More importantly, he can stay and serve as a reminder of the hypocrisy of his party. My favorite contrasting example, to truly illuminate the extraordinary hypocrisy of the Republicans, is David Vitter. Vitter is a senator whose name is in the phone book of a DC madam and who, after this news broke, admitted to having committed "a very serious sin in my past."
Honestly, I don't care if he was into screwing hookers. That's his wife's issue. In her place, I'd start by taking a golf club to him and then divorce him and take every penny, but I digress.
The point is that Vitter quite clearly cheated on his wife and broke the law. Again, I wouldn't care, except that he's getting a pass from his fellow senators, while Larry Craig is being crucified when he never even got to first base in his quest for sex. The problem for him is that he was looking for sex with *gasp* another man.
Larry Craig is a hypocrite, and so are all of his former buddies in DC who are pretending to be such moral people when the truth is that they have the morals of a snake! (and I apologize to any of the snakes who may read this and will, no doubt, feel insulted)
Oh, by the way, the reason I don't care, in principle, if Vitter was having sex with hookers is that I really don't think it should be a crime. We'd do much better to license prostitutes, require regular testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and tax the business. Talk about sin taxes! We'd make a mint. More importantly, STD rates would drop, police would be freed up to handle more serious matters and the women who work as prostitutes could do so in a safer setting (as opposed to street corners and flophouses where they often face violence). If brothels weren't such horror-inducing establishments in this puritanical country, prostitutes could work in brothels where security could be provided, and the whole business would be safer.
While we're at it, let me add one other thing that will keep me from being elected to office at any time in future. I think it's time to legalize marijuana. It still should be a crime to smoke it in public. I've never even tried the stuff, and I don't even like having to walk through cigarette smoke on the street, let alone pot smoke (if I don't want to smoke it, I shouldn't have to breathe it). With that said, I really don't care if someone wants to get high on pot in the privacy of their own home. Don't expose kids to the smoke, either, since that would be unhealthy, but if you want to smoke it yourself, why are we wasting money trying to stop that? Really, like the cops can ever stop pot use anyhow!