Thursday, August 30, 2007

Not Everything That Comes From Idaho Sucks

So Senator Larry Craig(R - Hedaho) made my life worse, which, as one could imagine, makes me like Idaho that much less, on account of his being a native of that state. So, in an effort to balance the scales a bit, here's an interesting story, in which "Mrs. Idaho", of the "Mrs. America" pageant, saves the life of a rattlesnake-bitten "Mrs. Tennessee". Idaho, you're off my list now. Way to go! It was touch-and-go there for a while, but now I can enjoy potatoes guilt-free.



Anonymous Chris said...

Sounds like Sen Craig is not afraid of snakes, of the one-eyed variety.

I realize he's a perv, and I'm not defending him because he's a Republican, but how the heck does someone get charged with a crime for playing footsie? Seems like a US senator could get some better legal representation.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Marty said...

I was wondering about that. He was basically without representation during his interview. Probably a mistake, but on the other hand, if he'd clammed up and lawyered up immediately, the stuff would have hit the fan immediately, rather than months later. He maybe figured he was smart enough to wiggle out of it during the interview.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Seems to me the issue is that that sort of behavior, when done consensually, almost always leads to sexual activity in a public place -- i.e., people aren't "playing footsie" and then making their way to a hotel for some perfectly legal, if very icky, nookie; they are establishing a non-verbal, non-written contract to engage in illegal behavior on those exact premises. I'm not a lawyer, so I don't know if that's a legal basis for prosecution, but if a set of bizarre activities always leads to an illegal act, maybe it can be sufficient to result in an arrest.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Also, in retrospect, I really didn't mean for there to be a pun in the title of this post -- honest, I swear! Merely a case of accidental genius.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Marty said...

I'm glad you said that, Ben, because I'm sick of having all this gay culture stuff rammed down our throats.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Geez... with your comments here and in the previous Larry Craig thread, I'm now terrified what the context-sensitive Google ads I've placed on this blog (see above, and feel free to click to give me a few pennies!) are going to say...

1:33 PM  

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