Republican moral values focus almost exclusively on the crotch.  And if the owners of those crotches get entangled with other crotches of the same sex, look out.  The roof’s gonna blow.

Larry Craig is toast.  You know that.

Even Kit Bond, who zipped his lips when David Vitter (R-LA) admitted to soliciting sex from prostitutes, has publicly condemned Craig.

“It is unacceptable for a member of Congress to be soliciting sex in public restrooms,” Bond said.

Bond’s criticism is actually mild.  John McCain and Norm Coleman are calling for Craig’s resignation.  The Republican chorus of condemnation will grow, because they have to staunch the bleeding.  In less than a year, that’s two of their number caught playing footsie with the same sex.  The public is starting to believe they might be hypocrites.

Let me just say that they are hypocrites, but I’m not talking about their sexual proclivities.  I don’t give a hoot about who they screw as long as they don’t screw the public.

What’s the body count up to in Iraq now?  Craig voted for that war.  I don’t need to look up his legislative record to know that.  He’s a Republican, so he not only voted to get us in there, he’s been supporting it. He has the blood of thousands on his hands.

Nor have I heard that Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) has been publicly critical of the no-bid contracts awarded to Halliburton, et. al.  “Grand larceny” wouldn’t even begin to cover that theft.  It’s fantastic, sweeping, imperial larceny.

But those behaviors aren’t immoral, not according to the crotch moralists, because they could have been committed by a eunuch.  No, for a crime to be heinous enough to turn your Republican colleagues against you, you have to be guilty of … being gay.