Sen. Larry Craig has joined that elite group of Idahoans who make up the Idaho Hall of Fame. Yes, there really is an Idaho Hall of Fame, and the country’s most famous bathroom visitor is now really a member.
The decision to add Craig to the roster of such notables as Lt. Gov. Jim Risch and Boise State University football coach Chris Petersen was made before his legal woes, but that’s no consolation to state Republicans who are desperately waiting for this story to die.
AP via CNN:
The nonprofit Idaho Hall of Fame Association picked Craig in March, months before he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after a Minneapolis airport police officer accused him of soliciting sex in the men’s restroom, the organization’s board chairman said.
“Larry Craig has made a great contribution to Idaho over the period of 20-some years. At the time it was considered, this other matter had not come up,” Harry Magnuson told The Spokesman-Review newspaper Saturday.
But some Republicans said the honor is inappropriate now. Kootenai County Republican precinct committeeman Phil Thompson said Idaho Hall of Fame officials should consider at least postponing the induction.