By Henry Decker

Senator Mike Crapo Apologizes For Drunk-Driving Arrest

December 24, 2012 2:17 pm Category: Memo Pad 145 Comments A+ / A-

Idaho senator Mike Crapo faces an uncertain political future after being arrested for drunk driving in Alexandria, VA on Sunday. Crapo, a devout Mormon who has publicly claimed that he abstains from alcohol, registered a .110 blood alcohol level — well above Virginia’s legal limit of .08.

Police stopped the third-term Republican after he ran through a red traffic light. Crapo then failed onsite sobriety tests, leading police to arrest him for driving under the influence.

“I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance,” Crapo said in a statement. “I made a mistake for which I apologize to my family, my Idaho constituents and any others who have put their trust in me. I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter.”

“I will also undertake measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated,” the senator added.

Crapo will appear in court on January 4th to face the charges; on January 3rd, he is expected to become the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee.

The arrest could prove immensely damaging to Crapo’s political career. Crapo is a former bishop in the Mormon church, and has publicly claimed that he adheres to the church’s rejection of alcohol. As Buzzfeed points out, Latter-Day Saints make up about a quarter of Idaho’s population, and a significant number of the state’s top political donors.

Crapo’s former colleague in Idaho’s Senate delegation, Larry Craig, was felled by a similar disconnect between his public morals and his private behavior. Craig, a vocal opponent of gay rights, was famously arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct for soliciting sex in a men’s room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in 2007. Although he served the remaining year and a half of his term, his political career was effectively finished as soon as the news broke.

That said, there is reason to believe that Crapo could survive the scandal. He is a popular figure in Idaho, having won over 70 percent of the vote in all three of his Senate elections, and he doesn’t stand for re-election until 2016. Furthermore, he wouldn’t be the first Republican senator to survive a public spectacle of his hypocrisy. Louisiana senator David Vitter, a supposed advocate for strong family values, was busted as a client in a a Washington D.C. prostitution ring in 2007; despite the scandal, he went on to win re-election in 2010 with 57 percent of the vote.

Photo credit: AP/Alexandria Police Department

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BPOZY4GCW6D5TWRVALB2SHN4CU Bonnie

    This guy is toast!

    • kanawah

      Let us hope so.

    • idamag

      No, Bonnie, I live in the city that Crapo comes from. I know members of his family.This state will continue to re-elect him because he is a Repubican. They are probably already deciding it was a liberal conspiracy and he didn’t really do it.

      • InsideEye

        Sounds Like Massachussettes

    • InsideEye

      Like the Kennedy’s, Clinton, Kerry, they can only get away with it, Dodd, Barney …..this is a great representation of elected crapo likes also

      • idamag

        inside, you are about as stupid as stupid gets. No matter what the trend seems to be, ignorance is not a virtue. This discussion is about a senator who was caught driving drunk. It irks you that the senator is a Repubican, but dredging up old news is not relevant to the conversation. If everyone on this board was as stupid as you are we could do a lot of dredging and it is still irrelevant. If you cannot join a conversation, stay out of it and start your own blog. There are plenty of nut jobs, out there, who will agree with you on your own blog. Otherwise you are a stupid babbler.

  • BonnieMama

    Oh, Crap-oh! Busted! How the high and mighty have fallen.

    • kanawah

      “How the high and mighty have fallen.”
      Not far enough, yet

  • Nomoresmoke

    See, even Republicans are human! Glenn Beck will have his excuses on his chalk board in an upcoming Fox program listing the pressure by liberals and how they have attacked him and caused this error in judgement. Rush will blame the Feminazis and Obamabots. Todd Aikens will simply say the testing procedures are to blame.

    • suddencall

      I take exceptions to the belief that republicans are human or even sane. Their fruit does not prove their claims .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYEKT4BFBZQXRCSRSLVROIVACM fishlegs

    “I will also undertake measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated,” the senator added.

    Circumstance? Boy, talk about a weak apology. The “circumstance” is you, Mike Crapo… driving drunk. Why can’t you take responsibility and say.. I will not get drunk and drive again. Or are you still hoping you can get by with the, “too much vinegar on my salad” defense.

    Just for the record.. it is easier to forgive the drinking than the lying.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYEKT4BFBZQXRCSRSLVROIVACM fishlegs

    “I will also undertake measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated,” the senator added.

    Circumstance? Boy, talk about a weak apology. The “circumstance” is you, Mike Crapo… driving drunk. Why can’t you take responsibility and say.. I will not get drunk and drive again. Or are you still hoping you can get by with the, “too much vinegar on my salad” defense.

    Just for the record.. it is easier to forgive the drinking than the lying.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamesjim.lucas James Jim Lucas

      Some people are MINO, (Mormon In Name Only). “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. … ” (Matthew 7:20, from the King James Bible).

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/C7AAHW642DACTA4UHSVVS5RX5Y Rhonda

        You can really say that about most conservatives who call themselves Christian. Jesus was a radical leftist who associated with outcasts including lepers, samaritans, children, and women and who chastised conservative church leaders for their hypocrisy and failure to do what God said to do. Conservative politics and Christianity are simply incompatible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1315906018 Phillip Ramsey

    Wow, not those devout Mormons and Conservative Repukelicans. LMDAO

  • nagena

    WHAT A LOAD OF OLD CRAPO!!! May it keep happening to him & his fellow downloaders. Thank you Lord!!

  • Kurt CPI

    I’d say those who cry the loudest when decrying the separation of church and state ought to have the wherewithal to leave the man’s religion out of it. However, there is no excuse for any lawmaker ever driving under the influence.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamesjim.lucas James Jim Lucas

      The problem is what this man claimed to believe and then did not live up to. He is the one who brought rel;igion into it when he professed to live a religion that required him to abstain from alcohol. It has nothing at all to do with the seperation of church and state.

    • idamag

      Kurt, leaving religion out of it, here is a man who drove while drunk therefore endangering lives. Is this one of the reasons our legislators are so ineffective, they drink a lot?

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.martin.338 Avril Martin

    leave office you drunk s o b you are not fit to be tere

  • suddencall

    I believe that being drunk is the least of his sins and the sins of his supporters ( shame on his supporters ) .

  • suddencall

    No Guantanamo Should be his destination.

  • Chuckl8

    Claiming that 2+2=5 is a “mistake.”

    Driving while drunk and running a stop sign are criminal offenses.

    Next, this hypocrite piece of Crapo will be saying that he “wants to put this behind me and move on.” He should be “moving on” to a jail cell. He could easily have killed someone.

    • ceverettham

      Do you mean like the ever loved Ted Kennedy? Drinking and driving is wrong but not limited to one political group.

      • Chuckl8

        ceverettham: ANYONE who gets caught drunk driving should be punished, no matter who they are. The additional point in Crapo’s case is his hypocrisy.

  • Senordiaz

    Oh crap-ola….but I bet this is not his first rodeo. It is just like that female runner, that was an escort. He just got caught after living a lie for who knows how many year while at the same time taking a “political stance” on possibly the same issue of driving while drunk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesjim.lucas James Jim Lucas

    Some people are MINO, (Mormon In Name Only). “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. … ” (Matthew 7:20, from the King James Bible).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EQ5LTH2XTZCVP7G4FGK6Z2YTJE ignore the facts

    Oh, but you forget: He’s a repugnican – therefore can do nothing wrong. His “sh..” doesn’t stink like Romney was sure his didn’t. Did any of you know about the Mormon entrenchment in the Pacific isles? Oh yeah. They rule in many islands there. I don’t really care what a person’s religion is, but I DO care whether that person is honest. This one isn’t. Neither is Romney. Any man who runs for the president and thinks (believes) he’s “above” making his tax returns ppublic, is someone who deserves NO respect or support from ANYONE.

    • InsideEye

      The Kennedys, all of them. Barney Frank, all of
      them, Clinton, All of them,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=536170668 Charles Williams

    The hiposcrisy, double standards and blatant lies are rampant and unending yet people go right on voting for them over and over. Crapo isnt the problem, we are.

  • rhallnj

    Give him a break. The stress of defending freedom against creeping Kenyan Socialism can get to a guy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peter.mack.125 Peter Mack

    For Larry Craig it was toes sounding TAP TAP TAP. Mr. Crapo’s might be CLINK , CLINK ,CLINK.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WAYM6CPMQ3M6RRKE6TA2MN2QYQ Rex H

    He’s in the crapper now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002660041627 E.l. Evans

    No! This guy is in a class by himself. Now we can get Crapofaced. Let’s not forget it but let’s not be like the damn Republicans and try to ride this elephant to the finish line. he got drunk, he got caught, he is a hypocrit, he is a Morman Republican. That says it all.

  • http://twitter.com/jar7538 James A. Root

    Why is the apology after the fact? He claims to be an abstainer of alcohol yet he’s arrested for drunk driving! I don’t get people that claim to be religious, yet time and again LIE, LIE, LIE! Then, on top of it all, they plead to be forgiven for a transgression. Oh, boy, go figure.

  • afisher

    IOKIYAR.

    The question I have: if this was supposed to be an N=1 event, an R-OH level of 0.110 is not a “little drunk”. For a tee-totaler, that should make them totally incapacitated. Or is the LDS drinking prohibition more of a DADT approach if the member has “political or religious” standing?

    • tobewan

      Sorry, afisher, I didn’t find ‘IOKIYAR’ nor ‘DADT’ in the Texting Dictionary.
      Please enlighten us.
      Another that fits the case: DDASID, DAIS
      “Don’t Do As I Do, Do As I Say” – A postscript to hypocracy.

  • Debsvoice

    This should be a final wake up for you, Senator Crapo. Just be graeful that the only consequence of this violation is a DUI and whatever penalty is imposed. Just because you say “I abstain from alcohol because of my Mormon faith” means nothing unless you practice that principal in all your affairs. Obviously, you do not practice abstinence.

    There is a great program you may have heard of called Alcoholics Anonymous. However, in AA, you first, foremost and daily take responsibility for your actions and you admit you have a problem with alcohol and then you do something about it. Anyone can abstain from alcohol, but unless you actually live by a code of conduct, ethics and humility, trust me, you will drink again. I doubt for one second that this is the first time you have been driving under the influence, it’s just the first time you were caught and couldn’t cover it up. Try AA, it’s helped me stay sober for 34 years, and I can actually look myself in the mirror every day without recrimination.

  • onedonewong

    Crapo apologized for his indiscretion and yet we have a president who smokes doobies all day long as the press is dismissive of it as harmless

    • DetroitSam

      You are a damn liar and too stupid for saying something like this. Probably home schooled too.

      • onedonewong

        I finished the 8th grade which is more than you and barak combined

        • DetroitSam

          Too funny. How do you spell DELUSIONAL? onedonewong. Try again sweetie.

          And before you do, ask someone to show you how to use “the google” and search for Barack Obama education. Then come back with response that does not sound moronic.

          P.S. I happened to haved earned a BA in Biology and English and a MA in Health Administration.

          • idamag

            Detroit it is easy to see that you are educated.

          • InsideEye

            He got into school by the racial quota plan, foreign visitor from Kenya. Look it up on his admission form.

          • idamag

            If you racist weren’t so stupid, you would be aware that anyone getting into the Harvard Law Review has to have a good GPA. And, by the way, graduating from the 8th grade means nothing. You are required to to to school until you finish the 8th grade. And, if you think Obama was a quota, how many colleges did you apply for that turned you down?

          • onedonewong

            Barak was a quota admission so its equivalent to a 6th grade education. they wouldn’t give him a GED based on his level of achievement.
            Sounds like you picked a major just to go to college the BA in English and Health Ad means nothing, I’m sure you can code claims for payment which any monkey can do

      • idamag

        Detroit, it is better to ignore this racist who has let his racism slip on other posts. He has never had any intelligent thing to add to any discourse. Imagine a big red X on his posts and skip them.

      • InsideEye

        Throughout fault…. My grievious fault. Probably had family problem … Not his fault, wish everyone was a pure as the Kennedy’s, Patrick , Ted , ded.Jack .. We all likes him though, hypocrite I am. Clinton was the only moral one.. Let me think … Anymore????? Hmmm.

        • idamag

          It wasn’t your fault, bla, bla, bla. It took both the Obamas ten years to pay off their college debts. I know a poor family that has three college graduates who took out student loans so take your feeble excuses elsewhere. There are educated people, on this board, who can see right through that. Your motivation is hatred.

          • InsideEye

            Same here, paid off my personal College and graduate school loans and was thanked by the bank. “Very unusual,” one person said. I got Pell grants etc ….before my time, no such things….and essentially was in shock that I worked days and nights to get a degree or three. … But I is be proud. even took Ebonics. … as language requirement. I am pointing out Hypocrisies, IdaMag….. of Course DUI is utmost recklessness but that other things are reckless also, the young have to look up to these mental juveniles, that run -a muck in a buddy system of protectionism in Wash, D.C. uncontrolled PACs and under the table deals. As someone said , We are the losers, watching this go on with very little power to remove anyone till their terms are up….then we forget.

  • http://www.facebook.com/len.carrier.1 Len Carrier

    Craig and Crapo, what a duo. It shows what a rotten bunch these corporate GOPers are. They lie, cheat, steal, and yet they get elected to office. Why don’t the honest Republicans (yes, there are still some left) denounce these miserable losers and force them to resign.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SDOPYQEXAFU6XM6TSMI2E3ZK7A craig

    many of these so-called devout religious folks can talk the talk, but can’t walk the walk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/len.carrier.1 Len Carrier

    Shame on Crapo. He claims to be a Mormon, and yet he drinks–and then he drives! What kind of representation is he giving his constiuents?

    • InsideEye

      Like those horrible Catholics in Massachussettes, where are the Kennedy’s to bring some sensibility to this forum.???!!!!!

      • idamag

        inside, look at the KKK. Look at the Capones. Look at a whole lot of people who aren’t even around anymore. What have they got to do with Senator Crapo? Did they force him to drink?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMVMZMDLRQL3TRK5RNOHJVZPHU stoptheinsanity

        Your stinking attempt of trying to drag the Kennedys into this mess proves how indefensible your weak argument is. This is here and now with old lying and hypocritical Crapo who is full of crap. His drunk driving wasn’t a mistake. It was a conscientious “decision” on his part. How many other times did he do it and get away with it? What else would one expect from lying and hypocritical Mormons and Republicans? Trying to defend Crapo is like trying to defend the Connecticut shooter. It ain’t gonna fly!!!!!!!!!

        • InsideEye

          Pointing out a little HYPOCRISY….only a little. Not defending him at all. I have my sin…. not drinking though.

        • cowair

          I know that DUI over .08 is a crime and anyone that does it is accountable. I don’t care what Religon you are, what Politicial Party for are with. All these people that get caught are only thinking about themselve, and fumble in trying to explain it. All the people in Congress that have broken rules have been voted in by we the people. Part of the punishment for the law & rule breakers in Congress, should come from all the members in Congress. That just hasn’t happened! So as long as they get voted in, WE ARE THE LOSERS!!! WE NEED TO PUT A STOP TO IT!!!

        • idamag

          Stop, I can just visualize Senator Crapo saying to the judge, “But, your honor, Ted Kennedy got drunk and ran off a bridge and drowned his passenger. I wasn’t that bad.” I can hear the judge saying, “Ted Kennedy is not up before me at this time. We are talking about your drunk driving charge.” Of course, this scenario would not happen as Senator Crapo isn’t as blind-arse stupid as his defender on this board.

  • bearsense

    Notice that he didn’t apologize to the people whose lives he endangered. The folks in Idaho were protected by about 2500 miles of landscape.

  • Eleanor

    Which is worse, No tax returns, or releasing public records of school, etc.??? seems like we have a lot of cover up in politics. Neither party is innocent.

  • Eleanor

    Probably would have a lot more drunk driving by our elected Congress and government officials if they did not have tax payer paid chaufeurs, and Limosines. Think about that!!! I do not condone anyone driving drunk, and I am a recovering alcoholic,Paid my dues for DUIs many years ago. A designated driver is the only answer to the “parties of all kinds in the political circles. Or any type of party where there will most always be alcohol served. I allow no alcohol on my property nor do I allow any member of my family to come to my house after drinking/partying, and they all respect me for it!!! Our elected government officials are all human, and human do sin/err, regardless of party affiliation. So let go!!! The man will be publically shamed and run through the ringer enough with the biased media.

  • Eleanor

    Ye without sin, cast the first stone. Man we must have a lot of sinners posting here tonight. I know I have my own problems to contend with, this is trivial to me, but I do not condone driving drunk. Really, his real problem was he got stopped, when there are most politicians who have not been “caught”.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMVMZMDLRQL3TRK5RNOHJVZPHU stoptheinsanity

      Just because one drinks and drives and does not get caught doesn’t make it right. Drinking and driving is a criminal offense and endangers the lives of others. Just because other politicians haven’t got caught drinking and driving doesn’t lessen the severity of the crime. There are many drug users who take illegal drugs everyday. Just because they don’t get caught doesn’t make it any less illegal and a crime. Your illogic frightens me as you purport to be a retired RN yet you condone this type of illegal activity. You’ve got to be either a Mormon or Republican or both. I and other who point out these truths are NOT being hypocritical; we’re just being honest, so stop with that Biblical analogy because you are distorting truth.

  • Eleanor

    Suddencall, I believe this works both ways in shame on his supporters, like the Democrats have not lied, cheated and stolen, You know Clinton, and the person “acting” as POTUS, and most of the present presidental administration.

    • Diogenes67

      Grow up. No one is “acting” as POTUS.

      • idamag

        Diogenes, she is a wingnut that will find nothing good about the president. In one post, she wants people to be kinder and says, “Let he who is without sin….” and in another post she is very unkind to the President.

  • boyno

    Look, I’m a die-hard semi-liberal. But the level of vitriol against this guy is way beyond what Craig did. Was he a strong advocate for bringing back Prohibition? Did he rail against the sinners who spent their lives in bars and try to legislate the closing of those same bars?
    Really, .11 is about 4 drinks in 2 hours–raise your hands if you haven’t done this…now raise your hands if you haven’t driven home half an hour later. At .11, most people think that they are better drivers than half the sober people out there, and they would be right. 20 years ago, before the MADD nazis, you wouldn’t even be arrested for this.

    My main point is–what you do as a private citizen should have little bearing on your fitness as a member of government–yes, I’m looking at you, Bill and Anthony and John, etc. UNLESS, as in Craig’s “stance” that he tries to take away the civil rights of the people who are overtly doing what that Congressman is trying to hide.

    I would LOVE to have fewer Republicans in Congress, but I would rather have them lose an election based on their public positions, not because of their private behavior.

    • idamag

      boyno, driving drunk is not a victimless crime. What Craig did was good for laughs, but he did not endanger lives. In my city, there have been three incidents over the years, where a drunk actually drove his vehicle into a house. In one case, it was a big pickup truck and he ran over a little boy in bed/ That was 15 years ago and that little boy is still crippled.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMVMZMDLRQL3TRK5RNOHJVZPHU stoptheinsanity

      Stop trying to excuse drinking and driving. I have never consumed alcohol and gotten behind the wheel of a vehicle my entire life. There are countless other Americans who haven’t done so as well. Just because you did it and can empathize with the apologists of drinking and drinking doesn’t make it right. Even a driver taking one sip of alcohol can impair his judgment and endanger the lives of others. What one does as a private citizen has EVERYTHING to do with his fitness as a member of government. So what you’re telling me is that character doesn’t matter; is that correct? Stop being an apologist and start demanding that government politicians be upheld to a level of responsibilty and character if they desire to hold public office.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N66JKFRHFLOEIUUAUTAJ2MJW3U Nina

    Wonder how many other times Crapo has been drunk and driving, but did not get caught?? He had to ve drunk a lot of alchohol to have a 110 blood alcohol level. A first-time drinker cannot tolerate that much alcohol in his sytem. Crapo is sorry only because he got caught running a red light and found to be drunk and driving!! The Mormans have their share of hypocrites, Crapo being one of many. Romney is also a hypocrite, he proved that during his campaigns. As far as I am concerned the entire Republican Party is occupied by hypocrites and liars. They are the “do-nothing “

    • InsideEye

      What Kennedy is not a hypocrite, Chapaquidic

      • idamag

        Go away, you nut. Does any Kennedy’s misbehavior excuse Crapo’s.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N66JKFRHFLOEIUUAUTAJ2MJW3U Nina

    Wonder how many other times Crapo has been drunk and driving, but did not get caught?? He had to ve drunk a lot of alchohol to have a 110 blood alcohol level. A first-time drinker cannot tolerate that much alcohol in his sytem. Crapo is sorry only because he got caught running a red light and found to be drunk and driving!! The Mormans have their share of hypocrites, Crapo being one of many. Romney is also a hypocrite, he proved that during his campaigns. As far as I am concerned the entire Republican Party is occupied by hypocrites and liars. They are the “do-nothing” members of Congress.

    • InsideEye

      Seems like the Kennedy clan to me

      • idamag

        Inside, get over the Kennedys. We are talking about Senator Crapo. If one of my children misbehaved and his excuse was, “Yahbut, lookit whut Jamie did.” you can be sure his punishment would be increased for not being man enough to take his licks. I know Crapo is of your party but be man enough to take it. We aren’t talking about Nixon either.

        • InsideEye

          Pointing our HYPOCRRISY, thinking that one political party is free from lapses in judgement…being kind here.

          • idamag

            Inside, you are the one who is making this political. Yes, Crapo is a senator and as a senator he erred. I know the family and they are good people. It was so immature of you to start with the yahbuts. Political parties are made up of people and people do dumb and wrong things, sometimes. Grow up before you want to discuss with the big boys.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AALIVPCF6X4UADNPXLQ3DSHJ4I Steven Weakley

        But the Kennedys did’nt claim to be saints.They did’nt claim to be moraly superior to every one else.America does’nt mind mistakes but , It does’nt like hipocrites!!

        • InsideEye

          Sen Crapo did not claim to be a Saint…..well Latter Day, you are right. I am pointing out Hypocrisy of chastising Republicans when you all overlook Democratic transgressions. No one is immune from problems. We should all stop and keep all of these silly things private, like it should be. Now we are making it a badge of honor to have weaknesses. Deal with them and keep it to yourself…I say. If it means so little let it remain so.

          • idamag

            inside, the idiot, Senator Crapo is a member of the Latter Day Saints Religion and they claim to be saints.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1821300534 Thom Delahunt

    goddamned republicans just LOVE hypocrites…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4JJQF3TAZE7KNXFVTVMTXMM6VA jiminy cricket

    Mike Crapo is a republican and a mormon….hey, doesn’t that sound like someone else? Mitt Romney. Both are mormons and both are liars. He is only sorry he got caught. Tomorrow or someday soon he will get caught doing something else and say the same stupid ass thing. That is how republicans and mormons do….telling a lie is better than telling the truth because a lie is their truth. What a sorry group of imbeciles.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Jones/827014412 Daniel Jones

    Years ago, I got literally flipped through the air like a frigging tiddly-wink by a reckless, drunken driver. By some miracle, I didn’t suffer serious harm. This is not true of so many people.

    As a extremely fortunate survivor of this kind of reckless, feckless, neckless jerk, I say this:

    I want him convicted.
    I want him to lose his license.

    I want him imprisoned.
    I want him to lose his freedom.

    I want him impeached.
    I want him to lose his job!

    All too many of us have lost out lives to this kind of crap. Don’t you DARE keep this ass in office!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UVBBXHRPLYYL5ZAWACRRUZ2X2U Steve p

    Them republicans stick together

  • http://mohammeddressup.com/ I Zheet M’Drawz

    Is it true he on his way home from a clandestine gay affair?

    No?

    Nothing like a hypocrit in gov’t. I wonder how long till he shows up on the news in tears begging his jesus for forgiveness “ah have sinned…”.

  • kdisg

    You know if these people got in a car after drinking then plowed into a pole and hurt themselves I wouldn’t say a word to them BUT they usually walk away unhurt and the poor victim they hit is either DEAD or their life is forever changed and they are stuck in pain for a lifetime. My opinion is these crimes should be punished the same as MURDER because it’s 2012 and we have all the information anyone could ever need so IF someone is still STUPID enough to drink and drive, if they hit someone they should be delt the same kind of hand they delt the victim of their crime. Let them sit in a jail cell for as long as the victim has to live with whatever injury they sustained from the drink and driver.

  • kdisg

    we cant think any less of a politican in the republican party these days after they voted no to everything that would have helped our country out of this nightmare economy they built. Besides woman are allowed to walk next to the man not behind him these days as much as they hate it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marty.francom.1 Marty Francom

    I wonder if his Bishop will take away his Temple Recommend? Damn shame.

    • idamag

      Marty, he will probably lose his emple recommend. they are pretty strict about alcohol. I wonder if he was wearing his temple garments when he got drunk.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    yup and if he was to have ran over a poor innocent person and murdered them what dose he get ? (man 2 ) 5 yrs. in jail . im waiting for the NRA to come up with something like that . well i was drunk when i unloaded my 30 shot clip into them so let me blow the test and if im over then ok give me (man 2 ) for any one that might of died when i was drunk shooting

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HKCTSVHCQJCJUU2VYCERLWWDE Richie T

    Politicians;
    I NEVER do that, busted, sorry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000464389744 Jim Womack

    David Vitter is not to be compared with the others. In Louisiana hypocrisy and adultery are considered assets politically.

  • tobewan

    To boyno, its beyond behavior, he was actively dishonest to those who elected him.
    It’s not the kind of conscience we want to represent us; albeit, NONE are perfect!
    Yet we DO have some control of our actions, which are preceded by our conscience.
    If Crapo had followed conscientiously what he said, hewouldn’t have got caught doing what he did!

    • idamag

      Although, in this state, he runs unopposed, he did tout, on his campaign literature, that the Republican Party is the party of family values.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594124562 Pamela Funk-Zuppo

    Leaders lead and assholes don’t. Republicans are assholes.

  • hmldjr

    hypocrit

  • jr_06498

    If you will going to have a son, daughter, grandchildren, neighbor, constituent to become a drunkard, I will not be surprised, because anyone of us supposed to live with good example, especially from Honorable Senator like him.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    Oh crap!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KYK6RLLARKU3CZT5VBTTAXTG3I Felix

    So many politicians and common people hide behind religion, they ago out claiming moralirity and talking about my religion is the truth and we speak God word. Some of then preach against gay and gay marriage and at the same time they are keeping their things in a closet. Some of those say I do not drink because my religion and when you visit them they have a liquor store inside ther house.

    I am in the believe that politician should not talk about religion, religion belong in the Houses of Worthship not in politic. There are so many cases of those that wanted to hang people because they are gays and they go to public toiled loking for sexual favor, there is another case the Preacher that was attaking gays and at the same time was going with lover to Africa to have sexual favor.
    Ideassoul

  • agnessue

    hypocrite.

  • Budjob

    Another fucking mormon busted.How sweet it is!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbinpink Debbie Brady

    I love it when these self righteous hypocrites get busted for the behavior they rail against. Another righteous bigot bites the dust.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.beck.9659 Jerry Beck

    Be interesting to see what happens to him.let keep an eye on him.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMVMZMDLRQL3TRK5RNOHJVZPHU stoptheinsanity

    Republicans are such hypocrites. This Mormon liar, Mike Crapo (what an appropriate last name because he’s full of crap), publicly professed and proclaimed his abstinence from alcohol until he was caught in the very act of drinking and driving. Republicans are always trying to keep other people from doing the same evil vices that they themselves engage in. The insulting nerve of Crapo calling what he did a “mistake.” It was not a mistake. It was a conscientious decision on his part to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel of a vehicle. He was putting the lives of others on the highway in danger. I don’t believe that any great consequences will befall Crapo because of his political status. Here is a major Republican political leader who has engaged in breaking the law and who will be rewarded for it by being given the ranking Republican position on the Senate Banking Committee. If this had been a Democrat, there would have been a large outcry from the Republicans for his recall and outster.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UB3MLV6T3ABY35NEHHW2Q7IALE Luis Baquedo

    AND TO THINK that this DRUNK republican guy is a member of the Banking Committee in Congress. Do you wonder WHY our economy is a MESS? The DAMM RULE is so SIMPLE: IF you DRINK, DON’T DRIVE…………….IF your DRIVE, DAMM IT, DO NOT DRINK. How it comes THESE republicans CANNOT understand SIMPLE CONCEPTS….Mormons, FIRE the DRUNK!

  • Ayaya Worenwu

    Hey Senator, you did not apologize for others times that you drove drunk and ran red light. You are simply saying, I apologize because you were caught. What if you ran the red light and killed an innocent passersby? Nope – Senator drunker-driver… you ought have known better. You are a lawmaker dude!

  • InsideEye

    CLASS BY THEMSELVES : Like the Kennedy’s, Clinton, Kerry, they can only get away with it, Dodd, Barney …..this is a great representation of elected crapo likes also

  • InsideEye

    I agree look at Like the Kennedy’s, Clinton, Kerry, they can only get away with it, Dodd, Barney …..this is a great representation of elected crapo likes also

  • InsideEye

    Like the Kennedy’s, Clinton, Kerry, they can only get away with it, Dodd, Barney …..this is a great representation of elected crapo likes also

  • InsideEye

    Like the Kennedy’s, Clinton, Kerry, they can only get away with it, Dodd, Barney …..this is a great representation of elected crapo likes also

  • InsideEye

    Right aweay you characterize me….Tsk, tsk…… not even a US citizen….are you not lucky I can not vote…or can I ??sometimes we must all look into the mirror, and be less self righteous, like Chris Matthews perhaps.

  • InsideEye

    Stop it !!!! Kennedys are not like the KKK, the Capones , perhaps, father Joe Kennedy anyway, Did Joe Kennedy contribute to drinking and now we are the wrrtched refuse of his doing ? We have to blame ourselves for everything and not George Bush…ooops he was a drinker also…..is there no one out there that we can hole up as a Positive Role Model !…… Maybe that awful Mormon , Romney or Harry Reid

  • InsideEye

    Here and Now only ….argument….Hmmm , Confederate Flag, Israeli, Palestinian Peace talks going on since 1500 BC, Isalmic War Talks going on since 1070 , but the Past tendencies have no relationship to todays problems…..I guess. What Kind of Journalist are you.

  • InsideEye

    Only in this forum, me thinks, a bridge on Marthas Vinyard.

  • InsideEye

    Perhaps we should Ban Alcohol again, Marijuana, etc…you make a great point here. Your city undoubtedly has more Democrats.

  • InsideEye

    Do we have a rule about removing politicians that lie,or are dishonest in any way.
    Where is that rule.I guess it has to be passed by Congress….slim chance here.
    there are no consequences to Congressional Rule making on this matter. Let us Throw the bums out ….ALL OF THEM, by Popular Fiat……. and start over.

  • InsideEye

    Like the Kennedy’s, Clinton, Kerry, they can only get away with it, Dodd, Barney …..this is a great representation of elected crapo likes also, sorry to be so redundant.

  • Eleanor

    Nowhere do I think I said it was okay to drink and drive or drive “buzzed”, as a nurse I saw the disasters of the horrible trauma of this. No I do not condone drinking or drugging either way, altho as I previously stated, I am a recovering alcoholic and have also seen the horror of drug addiction, I do not judge people by this, because it is a disease. I simply pointed out the fact as I know it ,about others doing same,that we are unaware of. The media makes everything a politician does out to the public. My Religious affiliation or my political affiliation has not a lot to do other than the democrats have such a hatred for Mormans and republicans it is getting rather frightening. What politicians do in prevate life does not reflect on their ability to perform their elected duties, such as Clinton’s fiasco with Monica. That was really between him, his wife, and his God. I thought he was a good president. Most of those who are in the public eye are so closely scrutinized by John Q Public, even spitting on the sidewalk is made to be of National interest.

  • domenica2

    let him repent! even he is only human, and humans make mistakes. if he is popular, there are reasons for that. don’t hang him for his mistake, give him a chance!

    • idamag

      domen, Yes, he has already said it will never happen again and I believe him.

  • InsideEye

    They have in MO. and elsewhere, Some Reps actually resign, but they are getting as brazen as the Democrats, a la Clinton, Barney, Dodd, …Ted my favorite…there are enough on both side, you must admit, but Democrats just do not resign.

  • InsideEye

    That was Barney Frank almost Clandestine, seems Massachussettes is always so forgiving, Catholics/ Mormons, Hmmmmm!

  • InsideEye

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  • InsideEye

    Same here, paid off my personal College and graduate school loans and was thanked by the bank. “Very unusual,” one person said. I got Pell grants etc ….before my time, no such things….and essentially was in shock that I worked days and nights to get a degree or three. … But I is be proud. even took Ebonics. … as language requirement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.leake.73 Linda Leake

    If it had been a democrat republicans would be all over them to let him resign, but it’s ok for a lier & cheat to get away with this, that’s how republicans do, let’s just see where this is gonna go with the republican party since it is one of their own.

    • InsideEye

      Expand They have in MO. and elsewhere, Some Reps actually resign, but they are getting as brazen as the Democrats, a la Clinton, Barney, Dodd, …Ted my favorite…there are enough on both side, you must admit, but Democrats just do not resign.

  • InsideEye

    Evidently not. Not sticking up for Crapo, just noting the lack of outrage for the other side of political spectrum. love you.

  • InsideEye

    My stone is cast. As all of you sinners, it is OK till one gets caught. AMEN
    These are sins against man, created by man, God, Yahweh, even ALLAH forgives, so do not lose your head over it ….ooops Sorry ISLAM. So sorry, sorry ,sorry. sorry.

  • InsideEye

    Nor is O’bama. LOL

  • InsideEye

    Same here, paid off my personal College and graduate school loans and was thanked by the bank. “Very unusual,” one person said. I got Pell grants etc ….before my time, no such things….and essentially was in shock that I worked days and nights to get a degree or three. … But I is be proud. even took Ebonics. … as language requirement.

  • craven_moorehead2

    It’s not his fault of course. He just started drinking this week, due to his worry over Fiscal Cliff crisis and the impact it will have on the country.

    Give the man a break. He has been working hard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Godfrey/100000665142650 Gary Godfrey

    I think this must be a liberal conspiracy to frame conservatives. They probably spiked his tomato juice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/luchretia.martin Luchretia Martin

    So this senator lies about drinking and is caught with his pants down in the act with a .110 blood count. What is his excuse now?? Someone forced his hand and held the drinks up to his mouth. Just another republican who has no balls and hides behind his religion and who supports the NRA so that our precious little kids and teachers can get slaudered in school. Vote all of the republicans bastards out in 2014.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C7AAHW642DACTA4UHSVVS5RX5Y Rhonda

    The reason David Vitter was re-elected is because the people of Louisiana are so dense they would vote for a green parakeet if it said it was “pro-life”and it’s pro-life only lasts until the baby is born. It has one of the lowest educational levels in the country and the number of college graduates is only 21%

    • InsideEye

      Expand Polygamy, adultery should be a sin …I guess to you. where are the Kennedys/Clintons, Barney Franks when you need them to bring a guiding light to this darkness of Hypocrisy. Yawn. Clinton was Re elected in spite of ……on and on

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C7AAHW642DACTA4UHSVVS5RX5Y Rhonda

    The Mormons are a made up religion with no historical basis that changes its theology to suit the politics it wants to follow. They quit being polygamists to get Utah accepted into the United States. When they needed more members, they decided that blacks were no longer children of Satan. One day they will decide that women can be church leaders. God does not support a religion that changes with the wind.

    • InsideEye

      Polygamy, adultery should be a sin …I guess to you. where are the Kennedys/Clintons, Barney Franks when you need them to bring a guiding light to this darkness of Hypocrisy. Yawn.

    • idamag

      Rhonda, I think they changed their stance on Blacks because of all the peaceful protests around the Temple in Salt Lake. Racism was becoming unpopular.

  • LAMWISE

    HE’S JUST ANOTHER DIME-A-DOZEN COOKIE -CUTTER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN HYPOCRITE. WHAT HE SAYS AND DOES TO GET RE-RE-ELECTED (AND HE’LL DO ANYTHING TO STAY IN POWER) BEARS LITTLE RESEMBLANCE TO THE ‘MAN’ HE IS WHEN HE IS NOT BOWING AND SCRAPING FOR MONEY AND VOTES BACK HOME.

    THIS HAPPENS TO A LOT OF TIGHTLY WOUND, RELIGIOUSLY RESTRICTED, FAMILY VALUE GUYS WHEN THEY GET OFF THE LEASH. THEY’VE GOTTEN AWAY WITH SO MUCH LYING AND CHEATING AND STEALING ON A DAILY BASIS FOR SO LONG, THEY BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL NEVER BE CAUGHT, BECAUSE THEY ARE SO SPECIAL.

    HE DIDN’T GET DRUNK AND DRIVE A CAR…I’LL BET THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME. HE HAD ‘CIRCUMSTANCES’. MAYBE HE NEEDS TO RESIGN AND GO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HIS FAMILY LIKE SEVERAL OF HIS COLLEAGUES DECIDED TO DO WHEN THEY FELL FROM GRACE.

    • InsideEye

      Sen Crapo did not claim to be a Saint…..well Latter Day, you are right. I am pointing out Hypocrisy of chastising Republicans when you all overlook Democratic transgressions. No one is immune from problems. We should all stop and keep all of these silly things private, like it should be. Now we are making it a badge of honor to have weaknesses. Deal with them and keep it to yourself…I say. If it means so little let it remain so. and where are the Kennedys/Clintons, Barney franks when you need them to bring a guiding light to this darkness of Hypocrisy.

    • LAMWISE

      I WOULD LIKE TO ADD: THE DEMOCRATS AND THE REPUBLICRITS ARE ALL FEEDING AT THE SAME FEDERAL SLOP-TROUGH. ALL ARE MORALLY COMPROMISED BY THE PROMISES THEY MADE AND THE ‘CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS’ THEY TOOK FROM LOBBYISTS TO GET THEMSELVES ELECTED.
      MAYBE DRINKING IS THE ONLY WAY TO EASE THE PAIN OF THEIR HYPOCRISY.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5LR5SW7CA5VNDS7GJKR6HTB7IY Dump 'em

    Senator Crapo is a real piece of Republican hypocritical crap just like Larry Craig who liked to solicit gay men for sex in public toilets while denouncing gay rights. Can the Republican party find any more of these hypocrites to run for the US congress? I suppose they already have more like Eric Kantor the asshole from Virginia who leads stonewalling in the house of any bill that would be good for the majority of American people to satisfy the Koch brothers and their tea party political hacks. You can throw master Hypocrites John Boehner – asshole from Ohio, and Mitch McConnell – the super asshole from Kentucky into the list of super hypocrites who somehow manage to use far right religious support to get reelected so they can draw their outrageous salaries and benefits (super high retirement benefit, free medical care, etc) at the expense of the middle class american taxpayers. The Greedy Old Party (GOP Republicans) only exists to enrich the super rich and they don’t give a damn about the average middle class american worker who’s taxes pay their super salaries and super benefits. They all need to be thrown out of office and average middle class americans need to be elected to fill their spots so that congress can and will act for the betterment of the majority of Americans and not just for the betterment of the super rich. The current Republicans in congress only want to pass bills that benefit the super rich people who give them large campaign donations. All Republicans in congress belong to the Crapo hypocrites.

  • LAMWISE

    SENATOR CRAPO FINDS CAREER IN CRAPPER.
    SAYS HE’S, “…SORRY FOR THE ACTIONS THAT RESULTED IN THIS ‘CIRCUMSTANCE’…
    I MADE A MISTAKE…I APOLOGIZE…I WILL TAKE MEASURES TO INSURE THAT THIS ‘CIRCUMSTANCE’ IS NEVER REPEATED.”
    HE’S SORRY, ALRIGHT…A SORRY WEASEL!
    HE DID NOT HAVE A ‘CIRCUMSTANCE’.
    THIS IS WHAT HE DID:

    HE GOT DRUNK.
    HE DID NOT STOP TO THINK.
    HE GOT INTO HIS CAR.
    HE DID NOT STOP TO THINK.
    HE STARTED IT.
    HE DID NOT STOP TO THINK.
    HE DROVE DRUNK.
    HE DID NOT STOP TO THINK.
    HE RAN A RED LIGHT.
    HE DID NOT STOP TO THINK.
    HE GOT STOPPED BY THE COPS.
    HE BEGAN TO THINK…WTF!
    HE FAILED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS.
    ONLY THEN DID HE STOP TO THINK.

    HE’S SUCH A WEASEL HE CAN’T EVEN SAY WHAT HE DID.
    HE MIGHT HAVE KILLED SOMEONE AT THAT RED LIGHT.
    NOW HE’S SORRY FOR THE ‘CIRCUMSTANCES’.
    NOT REALLY….HE’S JUST SORRY HE GOT CAUGHT.
    WHAT A WEASEL.

  • http://twitter.com/ConservativeRep ConservativeRep

    He who is with out sin (or other weakness) can cast the first stone. I don’t know how long he has been in politics but good people often become tempted and corrupted by the system.

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