October 24, 2007

Larry Craig had a criminal defense lawyer

Pants on fire, from the Spokesman-Review:

Craig hired lawyer before arrest

Idaho Sen. Larry Craig paid top criminal defense attorney Billy Martin and PR consultant Judy Smith $37,350 in early July, and has had them representing him since last February – throughout the time he said he consulted no lawyer about his legal troubles in Minnesota...

“Larry didn’t tell anyone – not a soul,” said his spokesman, Dan Whiting, who said that was “a well-established giant mistake.” Whiting said Craig never told Martin, a renowned criminal defense attorney, of his arrest or guilty plea, even though he was paying him at the time to represent him...

3 Comments:

Mark Bennett said...

Craig never told Martin, a renowned criminal defense attorney, of his arrest or guilty plea, even though he was paying him at the time to represent him. . . .

Dumbass.

Bill_S@pookmail.com said...

What good did his lawyer and PR consultant do him? The Senator needed to change the punch line of the jokes from himself to the stupidity of a cop sitting on a toilet 8 hrs a day waiting to hear the sound of one foot tapping.
See

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/doc/clt/459032955.html

Take the Larry Craig Halloween costumes (they’re stupid as hell; except for this one, which is pretty cool actually--I might wear it; how about you?
This Larry Craig ensemble will be worn at the staff parties on the Hill...it has class and is FUNNY too. See for yourself at:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/doc/clt/459010971.html

The ladies on Capital Hill will look absolutely chic in the Halloween "Larry Craig S.W.A.T. Tee-Shirt and optional cap. " Matched by jeans and clunky black shoes or better yet combat boots, people will surely notice you and get the hell out of your way. With a set of handcuffs attached to a thick black belt the look is mostly complete.

Anonymous said...

As a Criminal Defense Lawyer I have to say I find it difficult to believe that the senator did not understand the plea. I think most non-lawyers will agree.