October 5th, 2007

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Oh Larry!

So, Larry Craig's attempt to reverse his guilty plea was turned down. He went from resigning by the end of September (as he announced under pressure when the scandal broke), to waiting until the result of his attempt to reverse his guilty plea was decided and resigning if he didn't manage to clear his name (as he revised once he had a lawyer and a plan, albeit a not very wise one), to not resigning no matter what no how (as of yesterday). I'm sure the inevitable "I don't know how to quit you" jokes are rife.
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I should probably be happy he's staying on. I do want the Democrats to win. I do want people to realize that the GOP is the party of self-hating closet cases, want the hypocrisy of people who pose as heterosexual and vote against the interests of out gay men and lesbians exposed. I want the contrast between openly gay and openly gay-positive politicians in the Democratic Party and the homophobia (in the base) and gay-baiting (in the leadership) of the GOP exposed. After all, they've demonized us ever since they ran out of Communists to demonize and the more their abominable tactics and their hypocrisy gets exposed, the better. Still, I can't help feeling a little sorry for someone too self-hating and too stupid to know when the jig is up.

I thought these were a couple of good cartoons on the subject: