Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Harder They Fall

D0 all conservative Republicans have secret sex lives? Or is it just the evangelical preachers and government officials?

OK, I'm not serious. But it does seem as though the more morally righteous they are on the outside, the more likely they are to end up admitting to an unnamed "very serious sin" when their phone number turns up in an escort service's records. Of course Democrats have sex scandals too. But it just seems more hypocritical when it happens to moralistic Republicans.

The latest is of course Idaho Senator Larry Craig, who says he's "not gay," as though that were the problem with being caught soliciting sex in a public restroom.

Of course, he also says he wasn't soliciting sex, that the whole thing was a misunderstanding, and maybe it was, although in his official guilty plea to a criminal charge he acknowledged that he "engaged in (physical) conduct which [he] knew or should have known tended to arouse alarm or resentment."

The Senator did get one thing right -- he says he made an error in pleading guilty without seeking the advice of counsel. What was he thinking?

Faithful readers, if you are charged with a crime, get a lawyer. I'm not trying to drum up business here. I'm just pointing out that if a U.S. Senator makes a bad decision in pleading guilty, what chance do the rest of us have?


Anonymous said...

Who is your pick for Attorney General?

Cockney Robin said...

Since your blog doesn't allow trackbacks (an unfortunate feature of Blogger, I understand), I wanted to let you know I quoted from this posting in the blog posting linked above...