August 28, 2007

cnn-toobin-craig.jpg During Tuesday night's "AC 360" CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin laid out a fantastic breakdown of Senator Larry Craig's bizarre claims surrounding his bathroom sex scandal. If, as Craig claims, he wasn't guilty of the charges against him and only pleaded guilty to make the scandal go away, then as Toobin puts it, he committed perjury by pleading guilty to the judge in Minnesota. Did Senator Craig feel that being a convicted criminal would make him look better than denying the charges altogether? Great analysis from Toobin...

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Toobin "...But what he did say today was, when I pleaded guilty in Minnesota, when I took an oath and swore to tell the truth to the judge when I plead guilty, I was actually committing perjury -- I was lying to the judge saying that I was guilty, when in fact, I was innocent. Now, why he would do that and why he would think somehow pleading guilty would make this matter go away? Why he would think as a United States Senator, that becoming a convicted criminal would not become news, would not be relevant to the constituents who elected me or the taxpayers who pay my salary, I have no idea why he thought that. But that's apparently what he thought."

Think Progress posted poll results which show that the majority of Idahoans want Craig to resign. Joe from Americablog has more...

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