So says a headline on AOL News: “Senator Accepts Guilt in Restroom Flap.” Yet when you read the story, it is no different than what had been reported earlier — Sen. Craig pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct while denying charges of lewd conduct. Seems like misleading reporting to me.
That said, I hope the GOP doesn’t wait very long to find another candidate if Craig can’t address these charges effectively. Such missteps can’t be afforded in 2008. It may not be fair, but the presumption of innocence works better in the criminal justice system than in politics.