Thursday, August 30, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

Via law prof Steve Bainbridge:

Senator Larry Craig says he didn’t talk to a lawyer before deciding to plead guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge alledgedly arising out of an attempt to solicit gay sex. He also says he pled guilty “in hopes of making it go away.” Whatever else one thinks of the guy, he’s too dumb to be a US Senator. Did he really think nobody would notice a US Senator pleading guilty to a criminal charge?

Indeed. (Although the answer is: he didn’t think. There was a clear lack of thinking in general in this case).

And, all flippancy aside, this entire affair suggests that Craig has profound personal and psychological issues as the only logical explanation that I can come up with for why he pled guilty is that he panicked. Clearly he didn’t want testimony about past accusations to emerge, not to mention the publicity in general. He was, of course, naive to assume that he could avoid either (or just desperately hopeful).

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    1. Jan Says:

      Funny those last two sentences sound oddly familiar. . . :)

    2. Dr. Steven Taylor Says:

      Oddly enough…

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