“I agree that Larry Craig was, at minimum, enticed. It takes two to tango. If the cop hadn’t been sitting there peering back and playing footsie, Craig probably wouldn’t have made the come-hither finger gesture. Instead, he likely would have left frustrated, caught his next flight and returned to the Senate to continue his 100 percent anti-gay voting record.
In the wake of Craig’s inane drama, it seems obvious we should urge police departments to find better ways to spend our money. The era of what the British call “pretty policemen” entrapping horny men in toilets is long gone in Western Europe, and it should be relegated to the history books here too. Tearoom hanky-panky is a victimless “crime” that is only visible to those who are looking to find it.” – Rex Wockner, in his Chicago Tribune debut.