Looks like Idaho Senior Senator Mike Crapo can expect lumps of coal in his Christmas stocking. Santa found out who was naughty and nice. The self proclaimed abstainer wasn’t watching traffic signals close enough.
Crapo has joined the ranks of Idaho politicos who have brought shame to the Gem State with his Sunday morning drunk driving arrest in Alexandria, Virginia, a Washington, D.C. suburb. At least he wasn’t in a men’s toilet stall.
Like most politicians who get caught red handed, Crapo issued the usual press release pleading foregiveness and vowing to not do it again–all after running a red light, getting stopped by coppers, and allegedly failing field sobriety tests. His blood alcohol level was reportedly .11.
“I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance. I made a mistake for which I apologize to my family, my Idaho constituents and any others who have put their trust in me. I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter,” the statement continued. “I will undertake measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated.”
Perfect words coming from a Harvard and BYU educated Mormon Idaho Lawyer.
When former Senator Larry Craig got caught with his pants down (“I have a wide stance”) in the men’s room at the Minneapolis airport he told us he “intended to resign,” but recanted and has been trying to pay his legal bills with campaign funds. Craig chose not to run for election following the incident for which he was convicted.
Former Idaho Rep. John McGee ended up in the slammer earlier this year on sexual harassment charges while on probation for a DUI conviction. He too apologized after the drunk driving conviction.
George V. Hansen, once an Idaho Congressman, did time in a Federal prison for failing to file finance reports, but never apologized. In fact, he wrote a book critical of the U.S. Government.
POET PAUL’S TAKE:
Crapo’s arrest is on the police blotter
And will make for some juicy news fodder
So Mike I beg
Don’t get the attorney of Craig
Get the one hired by Butch Otter!
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