Wednesday, September 26, 2007

GOP Senator convicted in gay toilet-sex sting will have to wait for verdict on his appeal

If you ever wanted to see an example of "schadenfreude" have a look at this:

From The Idaho Statesman:
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sen. Larry Craig's lawyers appeared in court Wednesday afternoon seeking to overturn his guilty plea in a men's room sex sting. But a judge made no immediate decision, saying he would issue a ruling no sooner than the end of next week.

In a half-hour hearing, Hennepin County District Judge Charles A. Porter Jr. questioned Craig's Washington, D.C. defense lawyer, Billy Martin, repeatedly about Martin's interpretation of disorderly conduct and Craig's actions. Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after an undercover police officer arrested him June 11, saying Craig had solicited sex from him in a men's room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

This is a man who voted to deny rights of American citizens to marry who they wished, to deny Americans the right to serve openly in the military, and to allow employers to discriminate against American citizens, simply because they are gay, lesbian, transgendered or bisexual. If you are feeling that little twinge of "it serves him right to be going through this"... that's schadenfreude.

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