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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2007

Gay Blogger: Lack of Judgment Craig's Worst Problem

Given the power of our sexual urges—especially at moments when we are overworked, stressed, lonely or otherwise vulnerable—I do feel some compassion for a man like Senator Craig. Perhaps when he was changing planes in Minneapolis, he assumed that a moment’s sexual release would ease...

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Craig Jokes -- from A Local Doctor

A prominent Seasoned Citizen called earlier this morning to say that his doctor advised him not to use public restrooms if he began suffering jimmy legs ...Question: Have you heard a joke in wake of the Larry Craig scandal that can be repeated here?

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Statesman: Craig Should Resign

Sen. Larry Craig needs to resign. For the good of a state he loves, a state he has served for more than a quarter century. It is difficult and unpleasant to call on Idaho’s senior senator to end a career in public service. We don’t...

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Cussing Welfare Worker Back at Job

Item: Cussing welfare employee back at job: Supervisor was on paid leave during investigation/JoNel Allecia, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: A North Idaho child welfare supervisor who accidentally left an expletive-laden message on the phone of a parent is back at work, against the wishes of state Sen....

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Smith: Thread Was Over the Line

The removal of the AnyMouse thread is the result of an exchange I had with Dave yesterday. Simply put, as much as I love HBO -- and I do -- the animus, outright venom and over-the-line personal trash talk displayed in that thread went over...

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AM Hucks: Craig Rankles Rank-and-File R's

Huckleberries hears … that Sandy Patano made an impassioned plea to Kootenai County Republicans Tuesday to stand by her U.S. senator, embattled Larry Craig. Now that he's fighting for his political life (after being caught in that airport bathroom sting), she said, Idaho R's should...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2007

Eye On Boise: Craig Among 40 Arrested in Sting Op

Forty men have been arrested since May at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport in a restroom-sex solicitation sting that also snared Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, according to the AP, and most were nabbed after going through a similar foot-tapping ritual that police said was a signal...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 8/29/07

*I've been mentioned twice this week by former Clinton aide Bruce Reed (also son of Scott and Mary Lou Reed) in his column for Slate online here and here.***Here's One for James Bond: Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise and I will be working closer than ever...

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Breaking! Craig Gives Up 4 Senate Seats

Item: Sen. Craig gives up four Senate committee seats; colleagues call for resignation/Associated Press and Rocky Barker/Idaho StatesmanMore Info: Sen. Larry Craig has agreed to temporarily give up his seats on four Senate Committees at the request of Senate Republican leadership, while his political support...

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Gay Task Force: "Rank And Homophobic Hypocrisy"

The executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Matt Foreman, is accusing Senate Republican leaders of hypocrisy for calling for an ethics investigation into Sen. Larry Craig’s arrest and guilty plea in a restroom sex-solicitation scandal, but not doing the same for...

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Edit Roundup: Craig Has Himself to Blame

During a brief — and largely defiant — public appearance Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Larry Craig apologized for bringing "a cloud over Idaho." We're sorry, senator. This cloud does not belong to the people who have elected you for the past 27 years. It's all yours....

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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...

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Huckleberries Hears ...

... that Sandy Patano, U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's state director, made a plea for Kootenai County Republicans to stand by the senator who has done good for them for so long. In the comments section, "Spin" posts:" Sandy Patano was in the unenviable position of...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2007

Prof: Craig's Political Career "Shot"

Mike Vogt/Idaho Press-Tribune, AP PhotoSenator Larry Craig, R-Idaho, right, accompanied by his wife Suzanne, left, approaches a podium, Tuesday afternoon in Boise, where he spoke to reporters.Political scientist Steve Shaw of Northwest Nazarene University said the political damage to Sen. Larry Craig from the current...

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HBO's Best of the Friends' Blogs -- 8/28/07

Chris Peterson/Muse You Can UseA pair of juvenile ospreys spar over a fish in Glacier National Park. The platform was built to keep the birds from nesting on nearby powerlines, where they could get electrocuted.*Idaho Escapee/Atmospheric Ruminations admits that moving to the Oregon Coast hasn't...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.





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