If the gay bar fits, you must acquit…

Larry Craig has hired high profile attorney Billy Martin, also famed as defender of canine assassinator Michael Vick. Martin has produced a unique “gay bar” defense for Craig to enable him to reverse his guilty plea for his arrest in a Minneapolis airport self-loather cruising sting. Interviewed by CNN today, Martin explained the logic as follows:

“I think the senator had just gone under a tremendous interview with the Idaho Statesman [newspaper], where he was undergoing an investigation for being gay. They were walking around Washington and other cities with photographs in gay bars. They were embarrassing him. He had just gone to an interview where he had put to sleep… put to rest any argument that he was gay and they were going to publish this article. He stepped in that bathroom shortly after that interview and I know the pressure, the stress, as well as the panic from what this could do, did not have him thinking clearly and he waived his Constitutional rights, and we’re asking that that be reversed.”

So let me get this, uh, straight. According to his attorney:

  • Larry Craig has assured a nervous public that he is not gay and “doesn’t do those things”, but
  • Larry Craig has been photographed in gay bars in multiple cities, and
  • Stressed from the revelation of the photographs, Larry then visited the airport men’s room, and coincidentally was framed by a cop claiming Craig solicited sex from him, and
  • Craig, failing to “think clearly” for a two month period afterward, pleaded guilty.

Well, we can all thank god that he’s not gay. Stupid beyond belief, yes. Cowardly, yes. Panicky, yes. But definitely not gay. What a relief to self-respecting gay people everywhere.

Second Bin Laden Tape Expected

A second tape from Osama bin Laden was recorded in the same location as the video released last week. People in the intelligence community who have seen the tape feel it is directly related to the 9/11 anniversary since the al Qaeda leader introduces the prerecorded martyrdom video of one of the 9/11 hijackers, Waleed al Shehri. Waleed al Shehri was one of the hijackers on American Airlines flight 11 that crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

via: LBN E-Lert

Sen Craig Files To Withdraw Guilty Plea

From The Roanoke Times:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sen. Larry Craig filed court papers Monday seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in an airport sex sting, arguing that he entered the plea under stress caused by media inquiries into his sexuality.

Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct following his June arrest in a sting operation in a men’s bathroom at the Minneapolis airport. A police report alleged that Craig had solicited sex from a male officer at the airport, which the senator has denied.

Read the rest of the article here.

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