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Larry Craig Live

by Pamela Leavey

Audio of Senator Larry Craig giving his statement to the arresting officer was released on Thursday. Listen here or download it from Crooks & Liars.

Here’s a tidbit compliments of C&L:

Sergeant: “You are sitting here lying to a police officer.” Do you pick up stray pieces of toilet paper from the floors of public restrooms? Was your palm down or up? I could tell it was your left hand…

Craig: “I sit down, um, to go to the bathroom and ah, you said our feet bumped. I believe they did, ah, because I reached down and scooted over and um, the next thing I knew, under the bathroom divider comes a card that says Police. Now, um, (sigh) that’s about as far as I can take it, I don’t know of anything else. Ah, your foot came toward mine, mine came towards yours, was that natural? I don’t know. Did we bump? Yes. I think we did. You said so. I don’t disagree with that.”

Sergeant: “Okay. I don’t want to get into a pissing match here.”

Over on the rightwing side of the blogosphere, Ed Morrisey asks does the audio make things look “Better Or Worse?” for Craig as the wingnuts struggle to find something to make a case for Senator Wide Stance. Pitiful.

UPDATE: CNN reports that GOP sources sayCraig’s resignation will come soon.

4 Responses to “Larry Craig Live”

  1. On a different note, I am concerned about a line from these tapes disturbs me as an American who believes in fair treatment by law(and who is of African descent) . The line about “I EXPECT THIS FROM A GUY FROM THE ‘HOOD” bothers me. As of this writing there are less than 5 postings found on the internet. Look for more discussion.

    Sgt. Karsina: I just, I just, I guess, I guess I’m gonna say I’m just disappointed in you sir. I’m just really am. I expect this from the guy that we get out of the hood. I mean, people vote for you.
    Mr. Craig: I’m a respectable person and I don’t do these kinds of…

  2. alrudder

    I missed that when I read the transcript. Not good. I had the feeling the cop was playing the bad cop routine through out the entire thing. I’m still astounded too that the it took so long for this to become public.

  3. While his choice of words (and probably his actual mindset) are inappropriate, it’s still all to rare to see police treat a person of the power set in the manner reserved for the rest of us. Maybe hanging out in the crapper all day got the gut testy.

  4. Senator Larry Craig is an American Hero! He’s also my babysitter…