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Save the Last Stance Pun for Richard Cohen
Senator Larry Craig's sad airport restroom misadventure, with all its giggle-inducing details of the finer points of toilet cruising, became public more than a month-and-a-half ago, so it's just about time for Richard Cohen to weigh in. Naturally, today's columnstarts off with, wait for it, a"restless leg syndrome"joke that he then feels the need to explain. Further proof that the man does indeed have afine sense of humor!
The rest of the column is a pretty lame set-up to a fairly reasonable point (Larry Craig should probablynotsupport mandatory sentencing after his wacky run-in with the law! Also we are all the Central Park Jogger, the Duke Lacrosse team, and John Mark Karr now!). Then Cohen offers to write a "ringing speech" in which Craig will proclaim his innocence or rail against the death penalty or say he's learned an very important lesson or something. And, really, Craigshouldlet Cohen write this speech, because its sheer incomprehensible awfulness will probably distract everyone from the gay cruising thing.
(NB: there are only seven hits for the marginally more clever "restless craig syndrome.")