Monday, August 27, 2007

The hot news today is that Idaho Senator Larry Craig was apparently arrested way back in June for possibly propositioning an airport cop in a restroom in the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. Yow. Roll Call has the full story, but what I find most amusing is the excuse given by the senator's spokesperson, which is sure to be a classic:

A spokesman for Craig described the incident as a “he said/he said misunderstanding,” and said the office would release a fuller statement later Monday afternoon.
Awesome. A "he said/he said misunderstanding." Just what every ultra-conservative elected official from Idaho wants from his name. Also, even better is Craig's excuse for why his foot just happened to brush up against the foot of the plainclothes officer as they were sitting in adjoining stalls:
Craig stated “that he has a wide stance when going to the bathroom and that his foot may have touched mine,” the report states.
"Wide stance"... I love it. You can't make that up.