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Weinergate of the Past: Where is the Senator Larry Craig Stall at Minneapolis Airport?

June 14, 2011 at 8:57 AM | by | ()

In the midst of all the Weinergate 2011 talk, it's important to step back and realize that America has a fine history of sexual political intrigue, and that sometimes we come closer to the history of it than we expect. Take, for example, the infamous Senator Larry Craig bathroom at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

It's been almost four years to the date (June 11, 2007) when Idaho Senator Craig was arrested for "lewd behavior" after making the foot-tapping signals to initiate a gay sex encounter in one of the numerous men's restrooms at the airport. As the story goes, the man he was signalling to was actually an undercover cop, and Larry was cuffed and booked.

The bathroom still exists just as it was, and just this morning was watched as travelers unwittingly passed by or through it. If you'd not like to miss out on the chance to note this odd little landmark in American Political History, we'll help you find it:

Smack dab in the very center of Lindbergh Terminal 1, you'll walk right by the bathroom. It's the busiest spot in the airport, surrounded by a mall and flyers rushing to make connections. Perhaps this is why it was chosen for the activities it used to enjoy. The restrooms symbol on the map is actually where the women's restroom is located; the men's room is across the aisle, at the spot where our arrow points. Have fun and take lots of pictures!

[Photos: Jaunted]

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