Barney Frank puts the latest Republican gay sex scandal in perspective, urging the Larry Craig character not to resign:
“What he did, itâ€™s hypocritical, but itâ€™s not an abuse of his office in the sense that he was taking money for corrupt votes,” Frank told the Associated Press.
“I think people should resign when they have clearly done the job in a way that is dishonest.”
Frank went on to tell the AP: “Itâ€™s one thing to say that someone canâ€™t be trusted to vote without being corrupt, itâ€™s another to say that he canâ€™t be trusted to go to the bathroom by himself.”
Pressure has been mounting, particularly within the GOP, for Craig to step down, after he admitted this week to pleading guilty earlier this month to a charge of disorderly conduct following his June 11 arrest in a menâ€™s room at the Minneapolis airport.
I’m not even sure it’s hypocritical, as the Republican attitude toward sex seems to be “women for duty, boys for pleasure.” Craig opposes gay marriage, not gay sex, so where’s the hypocrisy?
I’d prefer he not cruise public washrooms, for the sake of the children, so somebody should teach him about Craig’s List. And Slate is to be congratulated for coining the term “Craig’s Lust,” it’s awfully cute.