Yesterday, my brother was on a roll about how Bush isn’t at fault with his response to the people of Louisiana after Katrina. Then, he said, “Senator Craig would still have his job, if he were a Democrat.” He went on to mention that Clinton had sex in the Oval office and kept his job.
He missed the point entirely. Craig did not lose his job for having sex. He lost his job because he approached an undercover officer for sex in a mens room at an airport. Further, Craig has publicly supported anti-gay legislation and when you’ve done that, you don’t want to get caught trying to have sex with a man in an airport bathroom. It isn’t the sex itself, it’s the fact that Senator Craig is a hypocrite.
Then, my cool headed brother ranted and raved that Craig’s fellow Republicans have deserted him and they should’ve stood by him. All right and what would they gain with that?
Fred Thompson is against an anti-gay marriage amendment. He wants one that would prevent one state from imposing its laws on another state. The Religious Right have gone shopping for another candidate because they want true anti-gay legislation and this isn’t it. (I’ll rant about the amendment Mr. Thompson is proposing on another day.)
Republican candidates believe – and probably rightly so – that they can’t get elected without the support of the Religious Wrongs. This is one of the reasons I don’t vote for Republican Candidates, I can’t stand their pandering to the Religious Wrongs. So, what would make my brother thing that Republicans will stand up for Craig? And, why should they take a risk of offending the Religious Wrongs and lose their own jobs for a hypocrite like Craig?
Now, Craig probably shouldn’t have lost his job until he was convicted — rather if he is convicted. We still have innocent until proven guilty in this country. On the other hand, maybe he shouldn’t have tapped the right foot of the person in the next stall in the first place. Maybe, if he has gay tendencies, he shouldn’t have voted against gay rights and he could be living his life openly and wouldn’t have to look for sex in bathrooms in the first place.
But, then he would have integrity and that’s something we seem to have lost in this country a long time ago.