In the latest on the Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho-still believe not for much longer) saga, the transcript and tape of the police interview of Sen. Craig was released.
I have not heard but read the transcript http://abcnews.com and I am actually confused by the whole thing.
Firstly, why does the arresting officer, Sgt. Dave Karsina, make a point of saying that he does not call the media? That is not something I would say to a suspect that I am interrogating. Of course, I am not a police officer.
As Sen. Craig tells his side of the story, I almost feel sorry for this guy. I think he is NOT the brightest light bulb in the socket. You almost get the feeling this guy was harassed by bully's in school who probably called him names, which I will not put in here, but we all know what they are. At least twice, Sen. Craig makes a point of saying "I'm not gay." Sgt. Karsina tells Sen. Craig that he does not care about the sexual preference of his one way or the other.
As the interrogation continues, it appears that Sen. Craig irritates Sgt. Karsina. Of course it is the sgt's. job to get a confession out of any given suspect. And, Sen. Craig is not giving Sgt. Karsina what he wants.
Also, you get the feeling that Sen. Craig just wants the whole thing to end and get to wherever it was that he was going to, Boise, Idaho or Washington, D. C. So, Sen. Craig is not thinking and just is all over the place with his explanation of the events.
Another interesting something we did not hear. Supposedly, Sen. Craig whipped out, oh boy, what a choice of words! his business card which identified himself as a United States senator and Sen. Craig supposedly saying, "What do you think about that?" to Sgt. Karsina. It must have happened before the interrogation began. We may never know.
An aside. I think the vice squad and who works there at any given police department is the worst assignment any officer than get. I just can not image some one sitting in a toilet stall all day trying to nail people looking for anonymous sex. It is so creepy. But, it is possible that Sgt. Karsina misinterpreted what Sen. Craig was doing. It can happen.
Back to Sen. Craig. I really think that we will never know what was potentially going to happen. But, I still think that Sen. Craig should resign. If he does, he can fight this away from a media looking for more. He should do it for the sake of his family. I think there is something not altogether there with this guy. I tend to think that Sen. Craig may be one of those people who do not care where they get sex and with who. I tend to think that he is a bisexual. And to heterosexuals and homosexuals, that is the worst of both worlds. Hence, if that is the case with Sen. Craig, no wonder he has been trying to hide it all this time.
And to comment on another reprehensible man, Sen David Vitter (R-Louisiana). In an earlier post, I wrote that if he was a real man, he should resign. I stand by that. So what if the Democrat governor appoints another Democrat to fill that seat? The Republicans do not control the senate at this time anyway and that is not a good reason to give cover to one reprobate and sell out the other. Both Sens. Craig and Vitter should resign because both have lost the trust of the people who have elected them and while Sen. Vitter has not been charged with a crime, his mentor former congressman Bob Livingston, did not become speaker of the House when it came out his dalliances.
I just hope this story can die, and soon. There are really important things to write about. Please, Larry Craig and David Vitter, just go away.