Sunday, September 23, 2007

Pardon Larry Craig? Opinion of one NYT op-ed columnist

Pardon Poor Larry Craig - New York Times

Frank Rich makes some good points here. Like, tapping your toes in a restroom, even if it signals that you want sex, isn't a legal offense.

No, the "crime" here isn't the solicitation of sex (for solicitation of sex is only a crime if it directly involves money, i.e., the exchange of money for sex). Rather, the crime here is hypocracy. Larry Craig and all of his homophobic colleagues "on the hill" are hypocrites: They say one thing, do another.

It's sad but true: Many politicians exhibit this behavior.