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Sen Craig Seeks Interns

by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff

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(Washington) Idaho Senator Larry Craig ® is offering college seniors a rare summer job opportunity: a chance to work in his Capitol Hill office while he fights his guilty plea in a bathroom sting operation in Minneapolis.

The Idaho Republican has sent a news release to newspapers throughout his home state offering the May to August positions. But with the deadline only three weeks away it remains unclear if the positions will be filled.

"For those interested in politics, it is an incredible opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how our government functions while serving the people of Idaho," the press release from Craig says.

Interns usually perform some of the grunt work for members of Congress such as answering phones, sorting mail and greeting constituents.

Craig, a three-term Republican, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in August after he was accused of soliciting sex in a bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in June.

After the matter became public, Craig tried to withdraw his plea. A judge in Minnesota refused, saying Craig's plea "was accurate, voluntary and intelligent, and ... supported by the evidence." Craig has appealed that ruling to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Senate Republicans demanded the ethics investigation after news broke of Craig's conviction last summer. Craig first promised to resign Sept. 30, then reversed his decision. He now says he will stay in office until his term expires in January. Craig says he is not running for re-election.

Craig has said an undercover police officer misinterpreted his foot and hand movements as signals that he wanted sex, giving rise to the nickname "Toe-tapping Larry".

The Senate Ethics Committee said earlier this month that Craig acted improperly in connection with a men's room sex sting last year and had brought discredit on the Senate.

In a letter to the Republican senator, the ethics panel said Craig's attempt to withdraw his guilty plea after his arrest at a Minneapolis airport was an effort to evade legal consequences of his own actions.

Craig's lawyers argue the plea should be dropped, claiming the state's disorderly conduct law would apply only if witnesses other than the police officer who arrested Craig had been present.

In the response, prosecutors argued in court last week that the plea should not be withdrawn and that a district court judge did not abuse his discretion, as Craig's lawyers contend, when he refused to let Craig change his guilty plea after he had entered it and paid his fine.

Craig insists he is not gay and was not seeking sex. The intern job posting does not indicate if the students would be required to travel with the Senator.

?365Gay.com 2008

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Sen Craig Seeks Interns

by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff

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Craig insists he is not gay and was not seeking sex. The intern job posting does not indicate if the students would be required to travel with the Senator.

?365Gay.com 2008

Would the interns get share bedrooms with each other if they do travel with the senator?

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I think I like TR's take on it better than the original article...AHAHAHAHH!

Why thank you, Maddie. :sad:

:sad: TR

:sad: Today's hatchet job: Arrogant 'Crypto-Nazi' William EffBuckley Jr. Felled by Very Large Word

:sad:AND Prince Harry to Agincourt frontlines; Bavarian claimant 'moves up a notch'

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JAMES SAVIK!!

:sad: Take that *shudder* SuperTramp lyric out of your signature or... I'll murderize you!!

What's wrong with Supertramp? Breakfast in America and Crime of the Century are 5 star classics...

Besides, I'm old enough to remember when it was new and not completely worn out by corny AOR formats.

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