Since Mitt Romney is coming back to Georgia…

…Will one of his many supporters in the Peach State please remind him that there’s a big difference between pedophilia and consensual sex.

Today, in an interview with CNBC


  1. dcraigwhite says:

    the comparison is simple:

    all three lied about their sexual encounters, only later admitting they screwed up (no pun intended).


  2. Sarawara says:

    But Craig’s situation didn’t involve any actual sex, just some sort of strange footsie/waving code that purportedly indicated he was looking for some sex.

    I actually don’t understand why Republicans are making such a big deal of the whole Larry Craig thing, except of course that they’re pissed as hell that he appears to be yet another closeted gay guy who embarassed the party. The actual facts of the whole thing seem pretty tame, though.

  3. GAWire says:

    Andre, I heard the interview. Romney didn’t say anything about Clinton’s sexual encounter being the same as Foley or Craig’s. He did refer to the character flaws associated with LYING UNDER OATH TO A FEDERAL GRAND JURY.

    Get your facts strait.

  4. BubbaRich says:

    What does “lying under oath to a federal grand jury” have to do with this Craig case? That seems like even more of a stretch than comparing his case to Clinton’s for the sex aspect.

  5. Bill Simon says:

    Not knowing the details about the Craig thing and the “secret code,” I was wondering if one can be arrested for telling an undercover cop “F*** You, Buddy!”

    Could that constitute solicitation for sex?

  6. SpaceyG says:

    Let’s see… Republican politicians solicit sex from minors or in cruddy public restrooms. Pres. Bill didn’t go looking for it; it came (no pun intended of course) right to him, served up juicy hot, at the Oval Office. Who then has some deeply f-ed up shame and self-loathing issues?

  7. GAWire says:

    Bubba, the point is what Romney was talking about in the interview is character (or lack thereof) of officials. Clinton’s character wasn’t necessarily flawed b/c he cheated on his wife and hooked up with an intern (although I would disagree with that on a personal level); it was flawed b/c he lied under oath. That’s criminal. Soliciting sex in a bathroom is criminal. Being a criminal is a flaw for elected officials. Its funny how people don’t see the problem with the POTUS lying under oath. Republicans admit there is a problem with our people performing criminal acts (a la Foley, Craig, etc). I mean, look at how much accountability Erick is calling for in our members who have clear flaws that should prevent them from holding office. Why can’t Dems hold their people accountable?

    In terms of Romney having anything to do with this situation, I agree – he has NOTHING to do with it. Trying to connect him to this is like arguing that Frank Blake is connected to a store manager getting a DUI on his/her free time.

  8. Decaturguy says:

    He’s not gay, he just likes to seek rough sex with men in public restrooms. But he’s not gay.

  9. Icarus says:

    There is nothing in the arrest report, Craig’s history, or anywhere else that suggests Senator Craig wanted to have rough sex with a man in that public restroom.

    He may very well have wanted tender, gentle sex with a man in that restroom.

  10. AlanR says:

    If you’re not corrupt when you go to Washington you will be when you leave. All of the examples cited above have made me a believer in term limits. All of the examples cited above show the loss of judgement and the arrogance that accompany incumbency. It has nothing to do with party.

  11. Yes, incumbency and life inside the Beltway can turn any heterosexual, married man into a bathroom-dwelling, closeted gay man.

    Alan, Sen. Craig’s problem isn’t Washington. Sen. Craig’s problem is his conflicted sexuality.

  12. gatormathis says:

    Super I,

    He may have slipped back to the public restroom again……

    ………who knows what lurks in the “shadows”.

  13. Icarus says:

    If Andy has been sitting in a Men’s room all day, trying to figure out if his “wide stance” is a lifestyle choice, he’s probably died of asphyxiation by now.

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