As most everyone knows by now, uber-Republican Idaho Sen. Larry Craig plead guilty to disorderly conduct after a vague encounter with an plainclothes police officer in a Minnesota airport bathroom. Craig, a longtime opponent of gay rights, had been rumored to be gay in the past, and has now denied such claims. Pro-gay-rights advocates are understandably gratified that the hypocrisy of Republican rhetoric continues to be exposed, but there's something tragic about reading Craig's arrest report, criminal complaint and guilty plea (available here via CNN). Good thing for Craig this is just a misdemeanor. If he were convicted of a sex offense, his life would be over.