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  •  He says "home" is in Virginia (14+ / 0-)
    Crapo said he was alone on the roughly 30-minute drive. He passed the national monuments, crossed the Potomac River, then began to head home when he was pulled over by Alexandria police after running a red light.

    Didn't earlier reports have him attending a party in Alexandria?

    Interesting.  I wonder if he really was alone.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 09:18:48 AM PST

    •  Maybe checking the police blotters might reveal a (1+ / 0-)
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      'Jane Doe' cited around the same time and location for any related offenses for which he was not. Or maybe a young 'Johnny Doe'.

      Perhaps his traveling companion might also have been cited for dressing too provocatively and for so temptingly not screaming out unyielding resistance to this Very Important Public Figure (before he'd fully formed his passionately patriotic feelings in his mind)--since, after all, he is He Who's Dickishness Must Be Privately Indulged Without Filing Complaints (or making revealing public comments or releasing pictures or video or writing to Ethics Committees or demanding judges recuse themselves, etc.)  See, otherwise what's the fun of being a Law Maker if you can't make 'the law' whatever it is you feel it needs to be...and to whom it applies and when convenient, or not.

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 11:15:00 AM PST

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    •  Larry Craig? (0+ / 0-)

      For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

      by Anne Elk on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 01:35:29 PM PST

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    •  Oh, I see, (6+ / 0-)

      so if you're driving past national monuments while you're drunk, that's just being patriotic, and so everything's OK!

    •  I could care less if he was alone or not. (3+ / 0-)
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      The point that has me pissed of is that HE WAS DRUNK AND DRIVING AND RAN A RED LIGHT.  And then they let the sonofabitch off????????

      There is way too much crazy shit that goes on in the greater DC road network.  I have to go through that area to get some of the dog stuff I do.  If some asshole creams me while I have Violet in the car, I will sue them not just for my medical bills but also for her veterinary care.  I don't give a goddamn who they are.

      "Fighting Fascism is Always Cool." -- Amsterdam Weekly, v3, n18 (-8.50, -7.23)

      by Noor B on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 04:13:52 PM PST

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      •  They did NOT let him off (1+ / 0-)
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        A one year license suspension, with a six-month jail sentence hanging over his head unless he stays clean, plus a $250 fine, plus all this publicity, is not "letting him off."  It's pretty standard 1st offense DWI. It will also do major damage to his wallet for years to come, as his insurance rates skyrocket, aside from whatever he had to pay the lawyer to dig him out.

        Running the red light is minimal compared to that -- yes, it's a moving violation, but without the DUI, it's probably a $75 ticket.

    •  Just like Richard Lugar's? (0+ / 0-)

      That's probably what eventually cost him the Republican nomination -- not coming home regularly enough.

      "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

      by Yamaneko2 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 09:59:45 PM PST

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