Plotz, my cubicle-mate, asked why Craig would want to have sex in an airport. Then, channeling Saletan, he said, "Oh, it was a layover."
Personally, I think Sen. Craig looks too much like Donald Rumsfeld to be let off the hook. And there's a lot of smoke in the Idaho Statesman's investigation of Craig's back pages. Plus Craig showed no mercy on the Packwood proceedings a decade ago.
Here is the observation of one astute commenter to Ann Althouse:
Let's see - Ted Kennedy committed intoxication homicide against his female employee but is considered a model supported of womens rights. Gerry Studds actually committed statutory rape yet was considered a model of support for gay people. William Jefferson had 90 grand of bribe money in his freezer and yet is considered a model of support for his impoverished constituents. Oh, wait - President Clinton was credibly accused of sexual assault, but he's considered a champion of womens rights as well.
Larry Craig is the hypocrite, though. Go figure.
They used to tell a joke about Gerry Studds - the reason he didn't used bookmarks was that he bent over the pages. But Larry Craig is the nasty pervert who should lose his job. Blaahhhh!
Point of fact: My straight brother-in-law has features that might be judged a bit effeminate. He was one of Gerry Studds' Legislative Assistants and more than once, while they were doing "research" for Gerry's Maritime Affairs Committee, Gerry would softly knock on my b-in-law's door in the middle of the night. Don would shoo him away like the silly pest he was. I once met Studd's AA who went on to become SecState Madeleine Albright's speech-writer.
Just a class act all around, like his fellow Bay Stater Fat Teddy and that other Senator with the hair-and-makeup issues who got three Purple Hearts from one scratch.