Michael Crawford

Larry Craig Honored by Idaho Hall of Fame

Filed By Michael Crawford | October 14, 2007 2:15 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: hypocritical motherfuckers, Idaho, Larry Craig, LGBT, Republicans

Its official. Larry Craig is now in the Idaho Hall of Fame. I wrote a week ago that he had been nominated, but I figured that the IHF leaders would have caved in to pressure from Republicans.

Sen. Larry Craig was named Saturday night to the Idaho Hall of Fame, marking the Republican lawmaker's first ceremonial appearance back in his home state since his arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting became public in August.

Craig, 62, seated near the front of the banquet room, received polite applause and a few encouraging hoots when he was introduced.

''I hope in a very sincere way that the attention that's been brought to me has not lessened the honor you receive,'' Craig told the other nominees and about 200 people who attended the dinner.

That's not all on the Larry Craig front. Craig and his wife have agreed to an interview with Matt Lauer that is scheduled to air on Tuesday night on NBC stations.

That should be fun. Maybe Craig will give Lauer toe-tapping lessons.

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Don Sherfick Don Sherfick | October 14, 2007 4:24 PM

Meanwhile, in Louisiana, Republicans continued to struggle with the best location to exhibit Senator David Vitter's D.C. memorabilia in conjunction with his own nomination to the Louisiana Hall of Fame, Republican Division, underwritten in part by a grant by Hugh Hefner's Playboy Foundation. One proposal would add sound to the exhibit, playing over and over again the supportive cheers of Vitter's Republican Senate colleagues when he returned to that body after making his own confessions concerning involvement with members of the opposite sex to whom he was not married.

A similar idea concerning the sound of supportive colleagues had been floated for the Idaho Hall of Fame, but apparently someone had erased the tape.

Just when you think the Larry Craig story couldn't get any more odd. It just does. Time and time again.