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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  August 31, 2007
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Senator Craig, Take a Polygraph Test

You may have been gulled by the policeman into believing that the matter would not be brought to the media's attention and figured that a guilty plea to disorderly conduct was the lesser evil.

Idaho is not Massachusetts. It's a traditional values state, not a "gay marriage" state.

Senator Larry Craig, Republican of Idaho, has represented Idaho in Congress for more than a quarter of a century and voted right on the values issues.

Now the pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage folks are targeting the pro-life, pro-traditional marriage Senator as a hypocrite whose personal conduct rendered him unfit to be a United States Senator.

By quieting pleading guilty and paying a fine in a Minnesota court, Senator Craig gave them a sword.

Still, the question is, is Senator Craig the real victim, like the Duke Three, or is guilty, like suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Michael Vick?

I don't know.

By pleading guilty, Senator Craig forfeited the presumption of innocence.

But the presumption of guilt that comes with a guilty plea is rebuttable too.

Has Senator Craig rebutted it?

No. He merely offered an explanation.

CAN Senator Craig rebut it?

Maybe.

How?

Like the Duke Three, Senator Craig has been convicted in the courtroom of public opinion, with the political correctness extremists in politics and the media excoriating him.

If he can, Senator Craig should turn it around immediately by doing what each of the Duke Three did: take and pass a polygraph examination by a reputable polygraph examiner.

Senator Craig, please do that...or resign.

You may be telling the truth.

That policeman might be telling the truth.

You may have been gulled by the policeman into believing that the matter would not be brought to the media's attention and figured that a guilty plea to disorderly conduct was the lesser evil.

But now the burden of proof is on you, Senator.

If you can carry it, take a polygraph test and answer questions as to whether you were seeking any sexual activity in that airport bathroom, whether you picked up a piece of paper in a stall in that airport bathroom and whether you touched the floor of that stall with your left hand.

If you pass, then challenge that police officer to take a polygraph test.

Tempus fugit, Senator.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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