Public restroom aficionado and GOP Senator Larry Craig is having major second thoughts about that guilty plea (emphasis added):
The airport incident occurred June 11. Craig signed his plea papers on Aug. 1, and word of the events surfaced Monday. The senator issued a statement Monday night that said, "In hindsight, I should have pled not guilty."
He repeated that assertion at the Idaho news conference. "In June, I overreacted and made a poor decision," he said. "I chose to plead guilty to a lesser charge in hopes of making it go away."
Sadly for Larry, his plea doesn't give the opportunity for a mulligan:
4. I understand that the court will not accept a plea of guilty from anyone who claims to be innocent.
5. I now make no claim that I am innocent of the charge to which I am entering a guilty plea.
Yeah, the law's kind of tricky that way. You'd think a sitting U.S. Senator would know that.