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Posted by on Aug 31, 2007 in Arts & Entertainment, Politics | 4 comments

Craig’s Toiletgate Has Late Night Comedians On A Roll

Oh, those late night comedians love the scandal surrounding Republican Senator Larry Craig’s airport men’s room arrest. Here’s a long list of their jokes. Some are quite adult oriented (go to the link and read the entire list).

Most of the jokes are essentially about hypocrisy or are new gay or recycled stock gay jokes. Here are a few of the tamer and funnier ones:

“How about that poor Senator Craig from Idaho? … So he gets arrested in a men’s room there at the airport in Minneapolis. And here’s the deal now. He’s now in Stage One of a political sex scandal: defiance. Stage Two: stepping down to spend more time with his family. Stage Three: ‘I’m gay and I’m proud!'” –David Letterman

“The guy was arrested for lewd behavior in the men’s room, and I’m thinking, ‘Well, hell. I’m lucky if I can get a hand dryer to blow'” –David Letterman

“Senator Larry Craig declared he won’t quit and he’s not gay. And then Craig said ‘I’m sorry. I meant to say I won’t quit being gay.'” –Conan O’Brien

“Idaho Senator Larry Craig is now being called the hole from Idaho.” –Jay Leno

“A lot of people are calling Senator Craig a hypocrite because he was a very vocal opponent of same-sex marriages. … But to be fair, he has never come out publicly against anonymous gay bathroom sex.” –Jay Leno

“This whole thing has to be very frustrating for the Republican Party. All these gay sex scandals and they still can’t get any support from Hollywood.” –Jay Leno

“The Democrats may have control of the House, but the Republicans have control of the bathrooms.” –Jay Leno

“Sen. Craig gave a press conference today where he said, I’m not gay, I’ve never been way. Then he apologized to his wife, Liza Minelli.” –Jay Leno

“There’s another scandal in Washington. One of the senator’s from Idaho, Larry Craig, was arrested in airport men’s room. Gives new meaning to the word caucusing.'” –David Letterman

“Sen. Craig said he made a mistake by pleading guilty. And I was thinking, maybe that was your second mistake.” –David Letterman

“Needless to say, Senator Craig is also anti-gay marriage and gays in the military, which I think, shows he doesn’t let his personal needs interfere with his work.” –Jimmy Kimmel

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  • Lynx

    Poor Jon and Steven, missing out on all the fun! I bet that their contracts have special crisis clauses though, if someone catches Condi in leather walking on someone with spiked heels, I bet they get there vacations cancelled.

  • hanginjohnny

    Was it the Jim McGreevy memorial restroom?

    at any rate, his career has “stalled”.

  • avamcitizen

    The standup comedy coming from the Craig incident is some of the funniest political comedy in a very long time. Question is will American’s remember come voting time – and realize that any party claiming moral superiority is just funny. Maybe there’s a chance that the coming presidential campagn will focus on issues that will actually impact the average american citizen instead of the personal lives of politicians. The last time I checked, what politicians did in bathrooms had absolutely no impact on me personally. Well, I guess it might if you were the next guy to use the stall !

  • domajot

    I’m beginning to feel very sorry for the guy.

    I don’t think the issue of behavior in public restrooms should be dismissed lightly. Mothers of young sons, not being able to accompany their boys, are right to be concerned about the atmosphere behind the doors. No one, for that matter, should be forced to witness what to them is unsavory. What’s fine in private is not necessarily fine in public

    So, Craig used very bad judgment.
    The punishment should fit the crime, though.
    This isn;t the same as making deals with organized crime, hiring hit men to knock off political opponents, or stealing the company payroll.

    In particular, I feel sorry for his family, who have to read and hear the villification.

    I guiltily admit, though, that some of the joles are exquisitely funny! I have my own double standard issues!

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