There are times when I think that we are currently living inside an issue of Marvel Comics "What If" written by Stan Lee by way of The Onion.
For example, Larry Craig has lied to his wife, his family, his constituents and most importantly HIMSELF by stating that he wasn't trying to play a tune on the skin flute of the guy in the neighboring stall in that airport bathroom.
Mr. Craig has stood at a press conference proclaiming "I am not gay. I never have been gay," and oddly enough, his nose didn't grow so long and hard that he tried to mount it.
Mr. Craig has been advised to resign from the Senate by everyone in his political party, the other political party and the sex party he tried to crash that he found on Craig's List (the politician and the site are not related), but he won't quit.
And what does America do to liars who refuse to admit their own mistakes? Well, in Mr. Craig's case, we induct him into Idaho's Hall of Fame.
Britney bombs at the VMA's and her children go to K-Fed. Larry Craig lies about bathroom blowjobs and we put him in the Hall of Fame?!?!/ WTF?!?!?
Then again, maybe this makes perfect sense.
Maybe - - just maybe - - this little Hall of Fame Award is the first in a series of conservative pats-on-the-back for Mr. Craig's brilliant slight-of-hand trick.
You know, the one where we Americans watch the closeted fag in the bathroom stall and forget about the War in Iraq, the economy, global warming and the slow removal of our inalienable rights.
Americans have so many magic acts to watch - - our congress condemning ads condemning General Petraeus for instance - - that we fail to notice that we, as a country, are getting fucked with no lube, no reach around and not even a kiss on the cheek or some money on the dresser.
On second thought, perhaps Mr. Craig fits right in with these Hall of Fame inductees.
Just check out the pictures of the other "I da' ho'" Hall of Fame Honorees. Go ahead. Take a look at them.
Now, don't those guys look like all the married men you've ever seen trolling (and I do mean "trolling") for a little tearoom trade?
Hell, one of them was in the Navy, one's nickname is "Butch" and one of them looks like Liberace after the estrogen injections kicked in.
We don't need flash cards to figure this out, do we folks?
P.S. Thanks to Donnie at Famous Like Me for informing me about this with his great post on the subject.