Where Did My Brain Go?

Larry Craig’s Record Speaks For Itself

The Associated Press has reported Senator Larry Craig (R-UT) will be inducted into Idaho’s Hall of Fame next week.

Senator Craig’s Arrest

Senator Craig was arrested on July 11th, in a Minneapolis airport bathroom, during a sex sting operation. Undercover police had been stationed in the Minneapolis Airports bathrooms, after reports of indecent activies.

Craig was charged with disorderly conduct, and interference with privacy. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, and paid a $500 fine.

Craig initially resigned from the Senate after his conviction, but later changed his mind, about his plea, and his resignation. His lead attorney, Bill Martin said:

“Senator Larry Craig denies that he went into that restroom for anything other than to go to the restroom”

Since Craig's arrest, several other men have also claimed to have had sex with Senator Craig in airport bathrooms.

You can learn much more about his case at The Idaho Statesman, and The Smoking Gun.

Redefining Family Values

Family is everything – Michael W. Ritz

Idaho’s Hall of Fame is a subsidiary of Ritz Family Publishing, who also publish Ritz Hospitality and Western Farm, Ranch, and Dairy Magazine.

Ritz Family Publishing was founded by Michael W. Ritz in 1990, and he is currently the President and CEO.

Following the Trail

Ritz Family Publishing is a member of National Federation of Independent Business, which fights:

“every day to promote and protect free enterprise in America.”


“NFIB’s purpose is to impact public policy at the state and federal level and be a key business resource for small and independent business in America. NFIB also gives its members a power in the marketplace. By pooling the purchasing power of its 600,000 members, the National Federation of Independent Business gives members access to many business products and services at discounted costs. NFIB also provides timely information designed to help small businesses succeed.”

Trail’s End

NFIB rates each member of Congress on a scale of zero to 100 to:

“indicate the degree that each elected official supported the interests of the organization in that year.”

NFIB gave Senator Craig a perfect score of 100.

Larry Craig is an ideal candidate for Utah’s Hall of Fame, where perverts are apparently welcome, as long as they are good for somebody’s business.

Who Was Rated Zero By NFIB?

I compiled a list of the 166 members of Congress, which includes 41 Senators, who were rated zero by the National Federation of Independent Business from information I found on Project Vote Smart. There are no Republicans on this list.

Members of Congress Who Were Rated Zero
by National Federation of Independent Business

StateS / HName
ARSenateBlanche L. Lincoln
ARSenateMark Pryor
AZHouseEd Pastor
AZHouseRaúl M. Grijalva
CASenateDianne Feinstein
CASenateBarbara Boxer
CAHouseLynn C. Woolsey
CAHouseGeorge Miller
CAHouseNancy Pelosi
CAHouseBarbara J. Lee
CAHouseEllen O. Tauscher
CAHouseTom Lantos
CAHouseFortney H. Stark
CAHouseAnna G. Eshoo
CAHouseMichael M. Honda
CAHouseZoe Lofgren
CAHouseLois Capps
CAHouseBrad J. Sherman
CAHouseHoward L. Berman
CAHouseAdam B. Schiff
CAHouseHenry A. Waxman
CAHouseXavier Becerra
CAHouseHilda L. Solis
CAHouseDiane E. Watson
CAHouseLucille Roybal–Allard
CAHouseMaxine Waters
CAHouseJuanita Millender–McDonald
CAHouseGrace Flores Napolitano
CAHouseLinda T. Sánchez
CAHouseJoe Baca
CAHouseBob Filner
CAHouseSusan A. Davis
COHouseDiana L. DeGette
COHouseMark E. Udall
CTSenateChristopher J. Dodd
CTSenateJoseph I. Lieberman
CTHouseJohn B. Larson
CTHouseRosa L. DeLauro
DESenateJoseph R. Biden
DESenateThomas Richard Carper
FLSenateBill Nelson
FLHouseCorrine Brown
FLHouseRobert Wexler
FLHouseAlcee L. Hastings
GAHouseJohn R. Lewis
HISenateDaniel K. Inouye
HISenateDaniel Kahikina Akaka
IASenateThomas Harkin
ILSenateRichard J. Durbin
ILHouseJesse Louis Jackson
ILHouseLuis V. Gutierrez
ILHouseRahm Emanuel
ILHouseJanice D. Schakowsky
INSenateEvan Bayh
INHousePeter J. Visclosky
INHouseJulia M. Carson
INHouseBaron P. Hill
KSHouseDennis Moore
LASenateMary L. Landrieu
LAHouseWilliam J. Jefferson
MASenateEdward M. Kennedy
MASenateJohn Forbes Kerry
MAHouseJohn W. Olver
MAHouseRichard E. Neal
MAHouseJames P. McGovern
MAHouseBarney Frank
MAHouseMartin T. Meehan
MAHouseJohn F. Tierney
MAHouseEdward J. Markey
MAHouseMichael E. Capuano
MAHouseStephen F. Lynch
MAHouseWilliam D. Delahunt
MDSenateBarbara A. Mikulski
MDSenateBenjamin L. Cardin
MDHouseSteny H. Hoyer
MDHouseElijah E. Cummings
MDHouseChristopher Van Hollen
MEHouseThomas H. Allen
MEHouseMichael H. Michaud
MISenateCarl Levin
MISenateDebbie Ann Stabenow
MIHouseBart T. Stupak
MIHouseDale E. Kildee
MIHouseSander M. Levin
MIHouseCarolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
MIHouseJohn Conyers
MIHouseJohn D. Dingell
MNHouseBetty McCollum
MNHouseJames L. Oberstar
MSHouseBennie G. Thompson
NCHouseBob R. Etheridge
NCHouseDavid Eugene Price
NCHouseMelvin Luther Watt
NCHouseR. Bradley Miller
NDSenateKent Conrad
NDSenateByron L. Dorgan
NJSenateFrank R. Lautenberg
NJSenateRobert Menendez
NJHouseRobert E. Andrews
NJHouseFrank J. Pallone
NJHouseWilliam J. Pascrell
NJHouseDonald M. Payne
NJHouseRush D. Holt
NMSenateJeff Bingaman
NMHouseTom S. Udall
NVSenateHarry M. Reid
NYSenateCharles E. Schumer
NYSenateHillary Rodham Clinton
NYHouseTimothy H. Bishop
NYHouseGary L. Ackerman
NYHouseGregory W. Meeks
NYHouseJoseph Crowley
NYHouseJerrold L. Nadler
NYHouseAnthony David Weiner
NYHouseEdolphus Towns
NYHouseCarolyn B. Maloney
NYHouseCharles B. Rangel
NYHouseJosé E. Serrano
NYHouseEliot L. Engel
NYHouseNita M. Lowey
NYHouseMichael R. McNulty
NYHouseMaurice D. Hinchey
NYHouseLouise McIntosh Slaughter
OHSenateSherrod C. Brown
OHHouseMarcy Kaptur
OHHouseDennis J. Kucinich
OHHouseStephanie Tubbs Jones
ORSenateRon Wyden
ORHouseDavid Wu
ORHouseEarl Blumenauer
ORHousePeter A. DeFazio
PAHouseRobert A. Brady
PAHouseChaka Fattah
PAHousePaul E. Kanjorski
PAHouseMichael F. Doyle
RISenateJohn F. Reed
RIHousePatrick Joseph Kennedy
RIHouseJames R. Langevin
SCHouseJohn Spratt
SCHouseJames E. Clyburn
SDSenateTim P. Johnson
TXHouseSilvestre Reyes
TXHouseCiro D. Rodriguez
TXHouseLloyd A. Doggett
TXHouseSolomon P. Ortiz
TXHouseRaymond Eugene Green
TXHouseEddie Bernice Johnson
VAHouseRobert C. Scott
VTSenatePatrick J. Leahy
VTSenateBernard Sanders
WASenatePatty Murray
WASenateMaria Cantwell
WAHouseJay Inslee
WAHouseBrian N. Baird
WAHouseNorman D. Dicks
WAHouseJames A. McDermott
WAHouseAdam Smith
WISenateHerbert Kohl
WISenateRussell D. Feingold
WIHouseTammy Baldwin
WIHouseRonald James Kind
WIHouseDavid Ross Obey
WVSenateRobert C. Byrd
WVSenateJohn D. Rockefeller
WVHouseAlan B. Mollohan