OK, I’m just kidding. I am gay.
BWA-HA-HA-HA! I’m not even going to try to be scholarly about this. And anyway, look how wrong I was about Michael Vick. My question is this: when Larry Craig told the Idaho Statesman that the REI sporting goods store in Boise was the last place he would go to cruise men, did he really think that all queer people do not know that Boise was uncovered as a hotbed of homosexual activity during the 1950′s? His precise statement was: “I’ve been in this business 27 years in the public eye here. I don’t go around anywhere hitting on men, and by God, if I did, I wouldn’t do it in Boise, Idaho! Jiminy!” Whereas, in fact, many gay men in the Mountain West would.
Craig’s statement about the REI incident — and let me say I write with the authoroity of a person partly raised in Idaho — is exactly the kind of thing someone from Idaho would say, whether he was telling the truth or not. The syntax is perfect. Read more from the Washington Post here.
In the interests of fair and balanced reporting, here is Larry Craig’s official statement about not being gay. And in the interests of slinging mud, here is a transcript from the Bill O’Reilly show on Fox that says he is.
Oh dear, oh dear. Can it get any worse for the GOP? I hope so. Since the Democrats can’t seem to stop the war or pass any of the legislation they promised us last November, we may have to settle for ritual humiliation.
Ten points if you can name the other Senator from Idaho. Give up?
Mike Crapo, of Idaho Falls.