[Vision2020] Craig Brings Idhao More Fame

Gray Tree Crab aka Big Bertha gray.treecrab.aka.big.bertha at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 12:11:44 PDT 2007

 Travelers ask to see Craig bathroom

Sun Sep 16, 4:33 PM ET  Associated Press

When tourists ask for the bathroom in the Minneapolis airport lately, it's
usually not because they have to go.

It's because they want to see the stall made famous by U.S. Sen. Larry
Craig's arrest in a sex sting.

"It's become a tourist attraction," said Karen Evans, information specialist
at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. "People are taking

Craig was arrested June 11 by a Minneapolis airport police officer. The
Idaho Republican pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Craig has since said his guilty plea was a mistake. His request to withdraw
the guilty plea will be heard Sept. 26, just four days before he has said he
will step down from his Senate seat.

Just 15 minutes into her shift on Friday, Evans said she had been asked
directions to the new tourist attraction four times. Other airport workers
field the same question.

"It's by the Lottery shop, right next to the shoeshine shop," said newsstand
worker Abdalla Said, adding he gets the question daily.

The Royal Zino Shoeshine shop owner's grandson, Royal Zino, said it has been

"People have been going inside, taking pictures of the stall, taking
pictures outside the bathroom door — man, it's been crazy," he said.

On their way to Guatemala, Jon and Sally Westby of Minneapolis made a visit.

"We had to just stop and check out the bathroom," Sally said. "In fact, it's
Jon's second time — he was here last week already."

Gray Tree Crab aka "Big Bertha"
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