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'Daily Show' reports from the Larry Craig bathroom

by Nick Langewis

The "cream of the Republican Party," said Daily Show correspondent John Oliver, are meeting at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport not due to any particular election strategy or political ideology. They are there for "the clandestine gay sex."

The men's restroom in question became famous when it was discovered that on June 11, 2007, Senator Larry Craig (R-ID), a continued opponent of equal marriage rights and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" supporter, had been arrested there by an undercover police officer under suspicion of "lewd conduct." Senator Craig ultimately pled guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge on August 8, 2007.

"Remember," Oliver went on, "these delegates need it. They spend every day of their lives legislating against their true natures. But, every four years, like cockwork, they get their release."

More, as broadcast on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on September 3, 2008, can be viewed below:

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Originally published on Thursday September 4, 2008.

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