7:02 Craig thanks MJ for the opportunity to clear his name.
(Early notes recreated from a recording, so the times aren't listed)
Mrs. LC says, the statesman called 300 of their friends. Yowza, they got a lot of friends.
LC says he's a farmer and a rancher. Well, not for the last 30 years. He's a career politician.
MJ gushes "Your web site is one of the best web sites in the US Senate."
He's received over 1500 - 1800 emails, and he's read them all. "I've got to read it all. I've got to understand what Idahos [sic] are thinking." Tell that to Jim, I don't do email, Risch.
Mrs. Craig says she thinks Larry was targeted; lots of folks were set up in the Minneapolis airport.
Plays clip of LC resigning, shows wierd bearded guy in the background.
Says his resignation was part of "an unprecedented firestorm." Did you sleep through the Clinton years senator?
7:23 “People told me, Larry, fight for your rights.”… to party!
7:26 Larry found out he could be effective in Congress. “This seniority I hold isn’t mine, it’s belongs to Idaho.” Really? You act like it’s all about you.
7:28 Says he won’t walk away from Idaho’s veterans. Sorry, too late. Chairman of the Vet Committee, yet Walter Reed is woefully underfunded.
7:29 Mrs. Craig says, circumstances change and en educated person reevaluates, only a stubborn person won’t change his mind. Gee, I wonder what she thinks about Pres. Bush’s Iraq policy?
7:30 LC says Nev Sen Ensign never called him, he hasn’t talked to LC.
7:32 “I know people [who are] running for president. Oh my, are they righteous!” Take that Romney, you righteous twit.
7:36 LC has written 8 or 900 thank you notes. Geez, he has never written back to me when I’ve expressed disagreement with his votes. Too busy writing thank you notes.
7:38 LC says he laughed at Leno’s skit about river dance toe tapping in stalls.
7:40 What’s with the family photos conveniently turned to show up on camera, instead of toward the seating area?
7:42 Mrs. LC says she questioned everything over the last years living with LC, and is totally convinced that LC has been totally faithful to her. Totally!
7:43 "I was conflicted" when I seemed to counter the family values group.
7:46 Says he's honorary president of Idaho Special Olympics, makes about the zillionth time he's said "Idaho."
7:48 LC would "relish" a Senate ethics hearing. A great opportunity to pay back all the schmucks who abandoned him.
7:50 Two short clips of Jim Risch (!) and Larry Larocco, and 6 more references to "Idaho."
7:51 The Democrats have shoved that low approval rating even below George Bush. Geez Larry, you never acted like you knew Bush was unpopular, since you always voted, and still are, in total lock step with him. SCHIP ring a bell?
7:53 LC moved [barks out an involuntary laugh] by MJ's statement that the kids at Midvale High School want him to speak at their graduation.
7:55 MJ asks questions that people posted on the KTVB web site. Would LC support some actual rights for criminals? Well, now he would "take a very serious look at it." Says "family" for the bazillionth time. Recalls that quote, a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested.
7:58 Johnson lobs final softball: "Is there anything else you'd like to say that hasn't been said?" LC "We still love our state, it's a great place to be."
At some point, I missed the time, LC says he had a piece of toilet paper stuck to his heel, and that's what he picked up. Do you pick that up?