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Judge Denies Sen. Craig’s Petition to Withdraw Guilty Plea

Jim Burroway

October 4th, 2007

This just in from Reuters:

A Minnesota judge Thursday refused to let U.S. Senator Larry Craig take back the guilty plea he made after a sex sting arrest, making it likely the Idaho Republican will resign his Senate seat as planned.

Update: Sen. Craig vows to complete his term and not step down.



Ben In Oakland
October 4th, 2007 | LINK

Awww. Poor Larry. I guess people are gonna keep thinking that he’s a big ol’ fag.

On the other hand, it’s good to see that american justice still has some principle to it, that it is still justice and not just-us–not just-us straight white men that get its benefits.

October 5th, 2007 | LINK

I just find the whole concept of “I pled ‘guilty’ to keep this quite” to be really unsetteling. So does this “I’ll say anything to just defect attention” attitude have anything to do with integrity? Do we even expect our officials to have integrity?

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