Idaho Hall of Fame Inducts Toilet Stalker Craig
October 15, 2007
Boise, Idaho - Disgraced Republican Larry "Family Values" Craig was inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame Saturday, in spite of his humiliating arrest and guilty plea in gay sex sting in August.
Craig, arrested in an airport bathroom while cruising for gay sex, said that he would resign from the Senate if a judge's ruled he could not get his guilty plea withdrawn.
Craig went back that promise last week when a judge said he had no intention of overturning the plea.
"I hope in a very sincere way that the attention that's been brought to me has not lessened the honor you receive," Craig told the other nominees in a banquet room.
He was chosen for induction last spring, well before his arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport in June. Among the other inductees are Chris Petersen, coach of the Boise State football team, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Lt. Gov. Jim Risch, who is vying to replace Craig in 2008.
Before he was honored, Craig entered the Boise convention center through its front doors, accompanied by family members including his wife, Suzanne Craig, and mother, Dorothy Craig. They walked through a crowd of about a dozen photographers, TV cameras and reporters.
"I'm doing very well," Craig said, responding to a question. "I've got my whole family with me."
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