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Craig guilty plea in the bathroom scandal still stands

After his plea was rejected by the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho is considering taking his case to the Minnesota Supreme Court.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled yesterday Craig could not withdraw his original guilty plea. Craig was arrested in June 2007 in a bathroom sex string at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. He initially pleaded  guilty to the charge of disorderly conduct, but changed his mind shortly after the arrest was made public. In his appeal, Craig argued what happened in the bathroom was legally protected speech. His famous foot tapping in the bathroom stall even earned commemoration as a “Bobble Foot” — a promotional giveaway by the St. Paul Saints (similar to a ‘Bobble Head’ except it’s the foot that does the shaking). Since the scandal, Craig has decided not to run for re-election. His seat in the Senate will be filled by Jim Risch in Janurary.


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