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SR: Craig Left Things Clear As Mud

For all the clarity U.S. Sen. Larry Craig added on Tuesday to his disorderly conduct plea, he might as well have stayed on vacation. At a rushed appearance before reporters in Boise, the Idaho Republican denied having committed the offense to which he pleaded guilty in June, and being gay. He had said that much on Monday through his staff. On Tuesday he had a chance to answer the question on everyone’s mind: If he had done nothing wrong, what on earth was he admitting in the guilty plea he signed June 11? Talking to reporters Tuesday, he merely said he pleaded “to a lesser charge in hopes of making it go away.” He gave no explanation for the foot and hand gestures that reportedly occurred between him and arresting officer Sgt. Dave Karsnia, who had described them as well-known signals for an interest in lewd conduct — Doug Floyd/Spokesman-Review Editorial Board.

Full editorial by Doug Floyd here

Question: Were you satisfied with Craig’s explanation for his actions in the Minnesota airport bathroom?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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