No, that’s not an exaggeration. This is not a satire. Larry Craig has just been inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame.
It was announced on the local TV news a couple of days ago that since the nomination, “Had already been in the works for a few months”, they would continue to go forward with giving the award to Craig.
I just saw on the TV that the award was given to him today. This is the same award given to Frank Church–the best (imo) statesman Idaho has every produced.
Legislation put forward by Church set aside 2.36 million acres (9,550 km²), over 3600 square miles, as the River of No Return Wilderness. He also sponsored the Wilderness Act and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. He was vocally against the Vietnam War and headed the Church Committees.
The Church Committees investigated–and brought to light–illegal FBI and CIA covert operations. The Committees’ hearings laid the groundwork for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 which tried to end the abuses of our intelligence agencies and to ensure these abuses would not continue. This is the same Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which the bushies have subverted so that they can listen in on anyones phone calls and emails–at any time they want–for any reason they want–and, they don’t have to account for their actions to anyone.
This doesn’t have much to do with Craig–except the Idaho Hall of Fame. You all know the hypocrisy of Larry Craig, so I thought I’d tell you about a statesman from my (unfortunately Red) state.
mcjoan says she’s proud to be an alumni of Boise High School because that’s where Frank Church went to school. I didn’t attend Boise High (Meridian–football rivals), but I’m proud that my state has elected at least one good person to the Senate.