The LuLac Edition #294, August 28th, 2007
PHOTO INDEX: FORMER LBJ AIDE WALTER JENKINS, CIRCA 1963 AND IDAHO SENATOR LARRY CRAIG.
A FLAMING FIASCO
Senator Larry Craig of Idaho has found himself in trouble because of a police report where he allegedly touched another man in a Minnesota men's room. Now I realize there's not much to do in Minnesota but perhaps the Senator might have better occupied himself. I don't know about this fascination with Men's Rooms, my mission has always been to get in, get out and not talk to anyone while I'm there. Even my male buddies who I go to dinner with, whether it be dogs or pasta (we used to frequent strip clubs when we were younger and dumber) go to the lav alone while another guy waits for the other. I don't know, kind of a code, we just don't want to be in that neighborhood with each other. Mrs. LuLac feels sorry for the Senator because she feels he can't get his stories straight. All of this Men's Room stuff harkens me back to the 1964 election when an LBJ aide named Walter Jenkins was arrested in a D.C. toilet and was arrested with propositioning someone. He resigned and the incident was labeled as nervous exhaustion. When I read between the lines and tried to ask my father about this, he gave the quintessential 1950s male doublespeak, avoiding any discussion of any type of sex, he just shrugged and said, "the guy was nervous and exhausted. Case closed. Ask your mother."