craig-mugshot.jpgCrooks & Liars has the Larry Craig arrest tape up, full of uninentional hilarity:

Sergeant: “Okay. I don’t want to get into a pissing match here.”

I’m with Barney Frank — nothing there really sounds like it rises to the level that deserves either Craig’s resignation or the fainting fits of outrage that the GOP “family values” set has worked itself into. Honestly. Because he made “unwanted” sexual advances? Please. Glenn Greenwald is right — it’s the “same sex” part that has them all kerflumoxed. If they threw every man out of the Senate who ever made “unwanted” heterosexual advances, the place would be a friggin’ ghost town.

And MSNBC really needs to deal with their Tucker Problem. He had no reticence about opining against hate crimes legislation of late, without ever copping to the fact that he had actually committed one. Why it seemed only yesterday he was worried that a gay person would be “worth more” than he was. Aside from the appalling bigotry, it’s a bit of a conflict of interest. If he’d lobbied against stiffer sentences for child molesters and then it turned out he was one, I think they’d have something to say about it.