Time once again for “insert your own joke here.” Today’s episode comes to us from Senator Larry “the tap heard ’round the world” Craig’s interview with Matt Lauer.
Matt Lauer: They had a laundry list of accusations. There was a guy back when you were president of your college fraternity who said you came onto him; that there was a rumor you were discharged from the National Guard because you were gay. And that there was a guy who says you cruised him, whatever that meansÃ¢â‚¬â€œ a store in Boise.
Larry Craig: I was president of a fraternity. I had to make tough choices sometimes about leadership roles. There was a young man who was bounced from our fraternity for getting involved in drugs. I believe that was the gentleman. He was not very happy with Larry Craig and the leadership role that I had to play.
Matt Lauer: SoÃ¢â‚¬â€œ vendetta? That was a little bit ofÃ¢â‚¬â€œ
Larry Craig: ItÃ¢â‚¬â€œ itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very possible that that was a vendetta.
Matt Lauer: How about the National Guard?
Larry Craig: The National GuardÃ¢â‚¬â€œ I have a medical discharge based on my feet.
Based on this revelation, Larry Craig has overtaken Ted Kennedy on the “I can’t believe he said that without blushing” meter — at least for today.