While the New York Times reports that fellow Republicans think Larry Craig should resign, the Washington Post takes us deep inside the anonymous world of bathroom sex.
While the Craig case has created another political scandal, with two Republican senators yesterday calling for his resignation, it has also pulled back the curtain on a sexual practice that takes place furtively, in the most public of places, and on the police stings designed to rout it.
The article gives new meaning to the three-second rule, which most people would probably associate with the amount of time you can leave dropped food on the floor and still eat it….
Meanwhile, the Times says that Craig has been stripped of his committee seniority, meaning he’s now basically in his first week as a senator, in terms of seniority. Read that as an attempt to embarrass him into resigning.
Also, it is my completely unscientific sense that the phrase “wide stance” has entered the lexicon as a source of considerable humor.
Here, for example, the New York Post, in its “Are You a Gay Senator” test*, asks, “Do you take a ‘wide stance’ in public bathrooms?”
Will Craig resign?
My guess? Yes, on the day and time indicated above.
Will the Republican Party use this sad story as an opportunity to reconsider its hateful positions towards gay people, many of whom happen to be Republican?
Not a chance.