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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 10:13:14 AM

When our elected representatives fail to follow the laws that preserve public safety, it's disappointing. But, it reminds us that they're human.

Unfortunately, when they make poor choices in their personal life and behave recklessly, it undermines our confidence in their abilities and decision-making to manage anything.

Idaho's Senator Michael Crapo is the latest member of Congress to behave badly. Police in Alexandria, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC, arrested him after he ran a red light at about 12:45 am on Sunday and also failed field sobriety tests.

Police said the legal limit in Virginia is a blood alcohol content at .08 percent, but Sen. Crapo registered a .11 level.

Sen. Crapo issued a...

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lesandliz
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 9:08:08 PM

Now, will he loss his job & go to jail & if he does go to jail does he still get paid, Ill bet he does. That's the way our officals take care of each other...
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2013 6:21:59 PM

another typical republican
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priver
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 11:36:20 PM

he is in crapo i'd say... sorry!
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 10:51:04 PM

he should be in jail... for this AND his political actions
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Pete12
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 8:46:14 PM

If you are in the public eye you better be good.
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lesandliz
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 8:20:59 PM

I wonder if this cop will be fired for doing his job?

[Edited by: lesandliz at 4/2/2013 8:22:13 PM EST]
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Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 9:07:11 PM

OK
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paulweb
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:18:25 AM

We are all human. We all make mistakes. But we must face the consequences of our actions.
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paulweb
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:14:41 AM

He's human. Now he must face the consequences of his actions.
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lesandliz
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 9:20:19 PM

Throw the book at him, oh that's right hes above the law
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joanne_abrahams
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:20:35 AM

Drunk drivers should get harsher penalties.
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 12:40:01 AM

And he's one of those we are depending on to prevent the country from going over the fiscal cliff.
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Pete12
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 8:01:02 PM

They are no different than anybody else.
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1007
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 2:31:49 PM

We must remember our elected officials live under their own rules and laws.
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 10:42:04 AM

People need to be more careful who they elect to public office.
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:03:06 PM

Sounds like Senator Crapo drives like Crapo.
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:01:39 PM

Sounds like Senator Crapo drives like Crapo.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 6:35:23 PM

Ok
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remay
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 2:19:06 PM

Evidently, there's little incentive to "set the example"... 7 days no driving? Slap on the wrist? It has to start hitting violators a LOT harder than what was mentioned here...
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 11:30:09 AM

Set the example, especially for your kids sake.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 11:12:00 AM

We have another Wilbur Mills on our hands.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 11:01:30 AM

I hold a city council position. Public officials should be held to a higher standard. More importantly, that standard should be self-imposed. I impose one on myself.

[Edited by: txrojo2005 at 12/27/2012 11:02:30 AM EST]
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us412
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 11:00:15 AM

Many of these people don't believe they are drunk while it is so obvious to the rest of us.
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Tutootin
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:59:48 AM

That gotta hurt!!! Serves him right, but you still have to feel a little sorry for him, as a person in his position. Hopefully it will teach him a lesson.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:57:05 AM

Stupid is, is what stupid does.
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AskMeLater
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:55:27 AM

Those in public service should be held to a higher standard. More importantly, that standard should be self-imposed.
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rwe930
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:49:04 AM

People in Congress are dumb? Nooooooo!
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:45:20 AM

I have met Mike Crapo years ago while we waited for our baggage at our local air terminal. A more humble and unassuming man you could never find. He has represented us here in Idaho with a lot of vigor and I will not allow this incident to define the man.
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uglytom
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:44:21 AM

Drive carefully....your life is in jeopardy!
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:44:10 AM

I agree.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:43:54 AM

It sure would be nice to read about the price of gas and oil for a change.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:43:52 AM

Play it safe.
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LuthierKS
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:43:08 AM

That's a shame, but the Congress persons are human (even though they don't act like it most of the time).
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prius22
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:42:30 AM

I often try driving the speed limit and damn near get rear ended and have alot of close calls from a speed standpoint.
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cokezero
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:41:06 AM

ok
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carolfitz4438
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 11:30:09 PM

Oops
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 9:39:17 PM

This sort of thing has always been with us - it's just more visible now thanks to the 24-hour news cycle and the easy and quick ways those things can be found out.
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turbokawi
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 8:16:55 PM

It's funny that people are amazed by these people's actions. Politicians don't live by the same rules you and i do ,not even the same morals!
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 6:24:16 PM

This is only one example of politicians being dui. I hear about one of these happening about every other week.
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