"U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Minnesota this month after being arrested by a plainclothes police officer investigating complaints of lewd conduct in a men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Craig denied the police account of what occurred and said he erred in pleading guilty"
"Craig was arrested at the airport on June 11, according to Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper. According to police reports, Craig kept watching the undercover police officer through a crack in the bathroom stall, Roll Call reported. Craig then entered the next-door stall and placed his luggage against the opening under the stall door.
"My experience has shown that individuals engaging in lewd conduct use their bags to block the view from the front of their stall," said the officer, Sgt. Dave Karsnia.
The report continued: "At 1216 hours, Craig tapped his right foot. I recognized this as a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct. Craig tapped his toes several times and moves his foot closer to my foot. ... The presence of others did not seem to deter Craig as he moved his right foot so that it touched the side of my left foot which was within my stall area."
The report said that Craig swiped his hand beneath the stall divider several times and that Karsnia showed his police identification under the stall.
Roll Call reported that Craig was detained about 45 minutes and questioned by officers at the Airport Police Operations Center. At one point, police reports said, Craig handed the arresting officer a business card that identified him as a U.S. senator and said, "What do you think about that?"
Roll Call reported that a Craig spokesman said the incident is a "he said/he said misunderstanding." Craig denied any lewd intentions and told police he has a "wide stance" in the bathroom and reached down to pick up a piece of paper from the floor.
"It should be noted that there was not a piece of paper on the bathroom floor, nor did Craig pick up a piece of paper," Karsnia wrote in the police report.
According to the report, Minneapolis airport police have made "numerous arrests regarding sexual activity in the public restroom."
When is the RNC going to change the symbol of the party into a pink elephant surrounded by a rainbow background?
Well now that straight men know the "Craig Code", I think you are going to see a big change in how men use a public restroom, like leaving every other stall empty, just to prevent any toe tapping or hand swiping gestures from occurring.
A radio comedian said it best this morning. There are 3 types of men in regards to gay rights and its easy to tell whom is gay of the 3 types.
The first type endorses gay rights and gay marriage and is obviously gay.
The second type believes that gay marriage and homosexual encouters are an abomination to God and are obviously closeted homosexuals.
The third type doesn't care what people do with their lives and is pissed off that his attention was distracted from the football game to answer the question.....eg: a straight man.
I have never had a man tap my foot in a bathroom...and in general try avoid moving my feet at least four feet to the left and rignt of my stall. I think it would be a good practical joke to pull on a friend if you know he is in the next stall!
I'm just curious why the White House visitors logs show that Jeff Gannon visited the White House over 100 times and even stayed overnight several times.
Probably for something innocent, like a pajama party in the oval office.
Damn liberal main-stream media never reports on this juicy stuff though, like they did for Clinton.
You would think that Sen. Craig would be smarter than try to pick up another man in a public restroom.
Look at Bush, he was smart enough to hire a gay escort from a discrete on line service (eg: Jeff Gannon), and it is probably one of the smartest decisions he has made during his Presidency.