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Lies, Racism, and a Wide Stance: The Larry Craig Tapes

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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With so much spin and the media trying to play catch-up on the Sen. Larry Craig arrest we missed three months ago, perhaps a revisit to his arrest interview is in order. The highlights:

Cop: Okay, sir. We deal with people that lie to us everyday.

Craig: I'm sure you do.

Cop: I'm sure you do to sir.

Craig: And gentleman so do I.

Later, Craig offers insight into his squat style ...

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Cop: Okay. And when you went in the stalls, then what?

Craig: Sat down.

Cop: Okay. Did you do anything with your feet?

Craig: Positioned them, I don't know. I don't know at the time. I'm a fairly wide guy.

Cop: I understand.

Craig: I had to spread my legs.

Cop: Okay.

Craig: When I lower my pants so they won't slide.

Cop: Okay.

And finally, a whiff of subtle racism from the interviewing officer ...

Cop: I just, I just, I guess, I guess I'm gonna say I'm just disappointed in you sir. I'm just really am. I expect this from the guy that we get out of the hood. I mean, people vote for you.

(Full Craig interview transcript after the jump!)


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