Heard on the Hill: HOH Scandals — Larry Craig Takes Stance on Forest Service

Posted October 25, 2011 at 7:01pm

In another installment in our occasional series, HOH checks in on Congressional scandals of the past to see how our more entertaining friends are doing.

In 2007, then-Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) got into some trouble in an airport men’s room stall. At least one wonderful thing came out of that particular john: the term “wide stance,” which we, for one, give thanks for daily.

The resulting scandal didn’t immediately end Craig’s Senate career, though he did retire at the end of the 110th Congress. So where is Idaho’s man of mystery now?

Well, the former Senator, who served many years on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is now perched on the board of directors for the National Museum of Forest Service History, which is, um, about all things Forest Service.

Last Friday, Craig, museum President Gary Reynolds and Montana state Rep. Ellie Hill (D) spoke in Washington to the National Coal Council on a panel discussing the museum, the relationship between the coal industry and the Forest Service and much, much more!

Craigers is also a founder of New West Strategies, a consulting firm in Idaho and D.C.