Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tap Your Troubles Away

Senator Larry Craig is certainly keeping this story alive and tapping so to speak. His lawyers are asking an appeals court to throw out the lower courts ruling. It seems that Larry Craig, who was Mitt Romney's liaison in the Senate before the police caught Larry asking for sex in the bathroom, wants the court to believe him now and not when he pleaded guilty the first time. He's like Mitt in that the keeps changing what he is saying depending on the audience and spins the new material:

The Idaho Republican argues that a state law related to his misdemeanor conviction is unconstitutional and that it's "manifestly unjust" not to allow him to be given another chance to prove his innocence.

A state judge refused on October 4 to allow the senator to withdraw his earlier plea. Judge Charles Porter ruled the plea "was accurate, voluntary and intelligent, and ... supported by the evidence."

Craig had earlier promised to resign if the judge ruled against his motion, but he changed his mind and vowed to stay in office until his term expires in early 2009. He is not seeking re-election this year.

Wow, I forgot about the resigning part, he's more like Mitt than I first thought (Mitt said he wouldn't put any of his personal fortune into his quest for the Presidential nomination and likened it to a nightmare).

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