Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Lavatory Larry's Cubicle Circus

In an effort to prove that the world has gone completely mad, we offer the following. The Minneapolis airport toilet where US senator Larry Craig was arrested for allegedly soliciting gay sex is now attracting tourists, say airport staff.

"People are taking pictures," Karen Evans, an information officer at Minneapolis-St Paul international airport, told Associated Press. Mr Craig, a Republican from Idaho, pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct over the toilet incident. He now says the plea was a mistake and is trying to have it withdrawn.

Depending on the outcome of the case, Mr Craig may reverse his earlier decision to resign by the end of September. Mr Craig was arrested on 11 June by an undercover airport police officer. Now it seems that tourists passing through the airport cannot resist the temptation to have a look at the scene.

"We had to just stop and check out the bathroom," said Sally Westby of Minneapolis, on her way to Guatemala with her husband Jon. "In fact, it's Jon's second time - he was here last week already."

Royal Zino, who works at the shoeshine shop next to the public lavatory, said "it's been crazy". "People have been going inside, taking pictures of the stall, taking pictures outside the bathroom door."

The politician, who has a record of hostility to gay rights and is a married father-of-three, insists he is not homosexual. He says police misconstrued his actions at the airport.

Well it makes sense I suppose - you're going to want to record all the highlights in your holiday. Even if one of the famous sights happens to be the cottaging venue of choice for a former politician. Aren't you...?


Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Ha! And how convenient that there are direct flights to this, ummmm...interesting travel destination.

Richard Havers said...

Not from Edinburgh there's not :)