Sen. Larry Craig to Join Idaho Hall of Fame, Despite Sex Sting Guilty Plea


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Jan 26, 2005
BOISE, Idaho — Sen. Larry Craig has been chosen for induction into the Idaho Hall of Fame, despite his well-publicized arrest and guilty plea in an airport sex sting, officials said.

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.

"Maybe in 10 or 15 years we can think of this hall of fame stuff. Now is not the time," he said. "It's a sad day to be a Republican."

Craig vowed Thursday to serve out the last 15 months of his term, despite a court ruling that left intact his guilty plea in the sex sting operation

Several people are scheduled to be inducted during the Oct. 13 ceremony alongside Craig, including Gov. Butch Otter, Lt. Gov. Jim Risch, Boise State University football coach Chris Petersen and John Grossenbacher, director of the Idaho National Laboratory nuclear and energy research center.

About 100 people have been inducted into the hall since 1995, including the late Nez Perce Tribe leader Chief Joseph, Coeur d'Alene writer and historian Louise Shadduck, World War II fighter ace Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and newspaper and hospitality magnate Duane Hagadone.


He was stupid. I was lucky. I will visit him soon.
Dec 9, 2004
Look, it's true the timing is unfavorable but the guy did one controversial thing (which was a victimless crime) and in my opinion that should not overshadow whatever else he did. Let him into the Idaho Hall of Fame. Who the fuck cares?


3 letters, 0 meaning
Mar 3, 2005
If they had selected him after he got busted, I'd think the choice was odd, but if they were already planning to honor him? I'm with you weakside, the arrest shouldn't detract from any good he may have done.

Then again, it is the Idaho hall of fame. Does anyone actually want that honor? :action-sm


What's black and white and red all over?
Jul 24, 2005
We have a hall of fame? Who knew?

I could see Pappy Boyinton and Elmer Keith. The rest sound like current politicians.


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Jan 5, 2005
He should be inducted into the STALL of Fame. Mmmph meh mmmph.


I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
He won because of his unique ideas for holding potatoes.


He loves you, and he needs money.
Jul 27, 2006
states have halls of fame? never knew that

whos in the New Jersey Hall of fame?


3 letters, 0 meaning
Mar 3, 2005
He won because of his unique ideas for holding potatoes.
I think I saw on the Colbert Report that Idaho wanted to be known for their corn more than their potatoes, or something like that.

"Potatoes... are your meat and potatoes. Well, at least their your potatoes... aaand your meat is... White supremacy. Anyway"

Love the Colbert.


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May 14, 2008
We also have Harmon Killebrew and Jerry Kramer. Just because a dude has a wide stance, should that keep him out of the hall of fame?