Craig's 'wide stance' enters lexicon

I hate to gloat while people are being publicly embarrassed, but really, Republicans just beg for it with their hypocrisy and sleazy politicking to save themselves at any cost to actual victims, or the country.

Craig’s `wide Stance’ Enters Lexicon – New York Times
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Among the most famous excuses ever given for questionable behavior, ”I have a wide stance” must fall somewhere between the schoolchild’s favorite ”the dog ate my homework” and President Clinton’s ”I didn’t inhale.”

But Sen. Larry Craig’s contention — made just after his arrest in a restroom sex sting — has permeated the public consciousness, showing up as more than just the punch line to late-night talk show jokes.

The online Urban Dictionary defines ”wide stance” as a euphemism for a closeted homosexual. David Kurtz of the blog ”Talking Points Memo” called Craig’s wide stance claim ”The Best Legal Defense of 2007.” And Beau Jarvis, who writes about wine, travel and food on the blog ”Basic Juice,” notes that the phrase has become less than innocent and proposes ”cleansing” it by using it to describe a well-balanced wine.

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