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Posted by pocochina on September 6, 2007

The critical section of the Constitution states: “The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.”

Craig was arrested just after 12 noon June 11. He cast a vote on a high-profile cloture motion on the Senate floor at 5:55 p.m. that same day.


I haven’t been feeling too smart this week, but I am pretty confident in my position against unconstitutional arrests.  In fact, I feel pretty good about that.

Not to mention, my shout out to all the tools who thought this was appropriate at all:

HEY, JACKASSES.  Your priorities shouldn’t be homophobic stings against guys with bad judgement (which, if tearoom sex experts are to be believed, and I think they are, dance pretty close to entrapment anyway), “wide stances,” or toe tapping.  There’s real, serious felonies happening and going without prosecution every day.

And being in close proximity of consentual sex you think is gross, while unpleasant, is also probably the single experience most common to people who have lived in a college dorm.

Look, on the scale of bad shit that can happen to you:


invastion of bodily integrity



gross-tasting tap water

OMG being hit on by ANOTHER DUDE!!!!  OMG!!!!

Now, I’m not sorry that Craig is being castigated for his hypocrisy.  I hope that he comes through this a whole person, capable of real relationships he’s happy with.  No, really.  I do.

What I am sorry about is that the GOP is more concerned with the fact that he’s OMG A HOMO than anything else about this case.

David Vitter’s another story.

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