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THE PLANK AUGUST 27, 2007

An Emergent Trend

What were we saying on this blog about the propensity Republicans have for lewd conduct in men's bathrooms? Well, add another plank of evidence to the phenomenon!

From Roll Call (which is crashing right now, hence the link to Wonkette):

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men's public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon. ... On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed.After he was arrested, Craig, who is married, was taken to the Airport Police Operations Center to be interviewed about the lewd conduct incident, according to the police report. At one point during the interview, Craig handed the plainclothes sergeant who arrested him a business card that identified him as a U.S. Senator and said, "What do you think about that?" the report states.

Stay classy.

--Eve Fairbanks

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