ACLU Defends Senator Larry Craig--The Republican Perv
Michelle Says So | September 17, 2007 at 10:07 amby
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Lines have to be drawn. The ACLU is obviously using this "cause" to get their organization in the headlines...nothing more. And that's pretty pathetic. What's next? Defending OJ for his current criminal problems in Nevada? Michael Jackson is NOT a pedophile? Osama Bin Laden is NOT a terrorist?
The ACLU should worry about REAL citizens personal rights and how they are abused by "the system". Why continue tarnishing your name by defending some pervert "nobody" politican waiting in the can for George Michael or Boy George?
The strange case of Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig is about to take another interesting turn. Craig is getting support today from what many might consider to be an unlikely ally — the American Civil Liberties Union.
Craig was arrested in a men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport in June and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct last month.
"We believe the sting operation used to apprehend Mr. Craig was unconstitutional. The statute the government is relying upon makes it a crime to use certain offensive words," said Anthony Romero, the executive director of the ACLU.
Police say Craig solicited sex from a police officer by tapping his foot and waving his hand under the stall divider. The arresting officer also says Craig peeked into his stall.
Craig denied at the time and continues to deny that he solicited sex from the officer through his gestures. He contends his actions were misinterpreted and he has adamantly denied that he is gay.
But the ACLU says it doesn't matter whether he solicited sex because that's not a crime.
"It is a crime to have sex in public. It is not a crime to propose or solicit sex in public, whether it's in a bar or in a bathroom," Romero said.
Craig said previously that he planned to quit on Sept. 30, but then indicated there was a chance he would try to stay in the Senate if he's able to withdraw his guilty plea.
"We clearly lay out what is the doctrine in terms of what speech is and is not protected," Romero said. "To be able to solicit sex in private, in public spaces, for instance, is constitutionally protected speech."