The Idaho Statesman has made clips of Dan Popkey’s May 2007 tepid interview with Idaho Senator Larry Craig available here. It’s a tense conversation to say the least, and Craig makes his distaste for Popkey more than obvious.
Here’s one of my favorites:
Well, that’s partially right. He does it in airport bathrooms.
But here’s my favorite, Freudian slip and all.
After Craig utters the words “self-destruction,” listen closely and you’ll hear the wheels come completely off his train of thought as he no doubt realizes what he’s just said, to wit his wife Suzanne sails in to rescue him with an angry snap at Popkey for asking Craig to respond to a man who claims to have had sex with the senator in Union Station. “I’m incensed that you would even consider such a piece of trash as a credible source,” Suzanne barked.
UPDATE: I just finished watching Craig and his lovely wife on television, where he ferociously denied any wrongdoing and blameshifted responsibility for the entire affair on to Popkey and the Idaho Statesman. He even used the phrase “witch hunt.”
Anyone seen the Senator’s family values lately? They’ve come up missing. Check everywhere, please. (Don’t forget to check the bathroom…)