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08/28/2007

If Larry gets case of the scandal, Mitt not gonna catch it

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 6-80In light of the revelation that he was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex in a public restroom, Republican Senator Larry Craig has resigned from his prominent role with Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

Though personally we think the resignation is more than a little short-sighted, as the "undercover cop in a bathroom stall" vote is expected to be quite viable in the upcoming primaries and subsequent general election. Fortunately for Romney and the rest of the GOP slate, it seems more and more every day like they have a closet full of folks capable of filling that particular outreach role.

Craig resigns from Romney campaign post [CNN Political Ticker]

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**ALSO: Here's Craig's statement on the matter, released last night:

"At the time of this incident, I complained to the police that they were misconstruing my actions,”...β€œI was not involved in any inappropriate conduct. I should have had the advice of counsel in resolving this matter. In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty. I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously."

**MORE: As Pam points out over at Americablog, Craig's record on our issue is solidly anti-gay:

*Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
* Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
* Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
* Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
* Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)

**STILL MORE: The Smoking Gun has the complete arrest report.

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