Liberals enjoy news of Mike Crapo's DUI arrest; Update: Crapo apologizes

As Twitchy noted earlier this evening, Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, was arrested earlier today for Driving Under the Influence.

Not surprisingly, many liberal tweeters were pleased to hear the news.

Many liberal tweeters noted that Crapo is a Mormon who apparently said in the past that he abstains from alcohol. Thus, in addition to his legal problems, Crapo is also guilty of rank hypocrisy:

As an added gift to the Left, the story is sure to get extra attention because of Crapo’s last name:

What is it with Idaho Senators, anyway?

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Clarification: CNBC reporter Jane Wells, who is quoted above, is not a liberal.

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Update: Crapo issues an apology:

“I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance,” Crapo said. “I made a mistake for which I apologize to my family, my Idaho constituents and any others who have put their trust in me. I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter.

“I will also undertake measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated.”

  • Josephine (D)

    But it would just be a mistake if he was a Democrat, right?

    • Guest

      no, in Teddy Kennedys case it was murder. Being a Kennedy/democrat it was simply an accidental drowning.

      • Kol

        It was “muder”?? What’s “muder”?? LOL!

    • conservativechick

      It’s an epidemic on BOTH sides of the aisle! We all make mistakes and no one is perfect. Obama smoked crack, for God’s sake. They stopped keeping track here in 2009.

    • Kol

      Ah, but isn’t it interesting that it’s almost always Republicans doing these things, right?

  • Scott

    maybe he should threaten to break another senators nose or jack up an 8 year old child. see if he can get his son to beat his girfriends head against a steel cage, if he did all that then the libtards wouldve kept their mouths shut.

  • gracepmc

    And then there is Sam Donaldson — DUI journalist to the left.

    • TocksNedlog

      Wasn’t him. It was only his hair that was drunk.


    Liberals have no room to talk for hypocrisy.

    • Utahliberal

      Liberals dont brag about being the party of “family values”..thats what makes the really funny…

    • Kol

      Really? Thanks for the laugh!!

  • LibLieExposer

    Sucks that Crapo did this, but at least he didn’t murder his pregnant mistress by driving off a bridge like a perpetually drunk, perpetually re-elected Massachussetts democrat did.

    • Rob Ramcharan

      Oh, come on. Nobody but a Kennedy would act like that…Oh, wait.

  • Joe W.

    Liberals are vicious savages who find great glee in the mistakes of others. Unless those “others” are libs. Then they spin, excuse, and give the offender a pass. Godless heathens, every one of them.

  • waltermitty2012

    It doesn’t matter who you are. You do something stupid, you get call out on it.

    • TugboatPhil

      That’s true, but in the news reporting, it does matter what political party you are affiliated with. Some news stories to them are more worth reporting than others. D is not as likely to make a similar story as an R.

  • Bob Smooper

    Bigggg double standard. Twitchy showing its bias. If this was a dem, it would be a negative post attacking the dem. As its a republican, its a positive post defending the republican.

    • Catchance

      Um, no… Twitchy isn’t defending him… they’re pointing out the glee on the left. If there is a double standard it would be in this Comments section, and I don’t see anyone defending Crapo, merely pointing out that there is hypocrisy on the left. The reality is that we are all hypocrites, to one extent or the other. We all do things which we would condemn in another, yet manage to rationalize in ourselves. I know that the minute I start thinking that I’m a pretty swell person, there will be someone else who sees me as the hypocrite I am.

    • wwbdinct

      I see nothing in Twitchy’s story that defends him. He’s a freakin moron for doing what he did. Obviously your reading comprehension is selective. Most insane lefty whack jobs seem to have the same disability. I’d pity you but…….I’d have to care about your life first and I don’t, so I won’t.

    • TocksNedlog

      Reading IS fundamental, Bubba. Perhaps you should tweet Santa a last-minute request for a comprehension manual.

  • FreeLiu

    Did he take a wide stance and tapped his foot after exiting his car ??

    • TocksNedlog

      Remember to tip your waitress, folks. And if you want an autograph, come see him in the men’s room after the show — where he will be working his second job, cleaning your puke out of the urinals.

  • FreeLiu

    That’s what an NRA A+ rating does for you !

    • TocksNedlog

      While others just have to be content with being Grade-A assholes.

  • Steve_J


    Kennedy 1

    Crapo 0

    • TocksNedlog

      That’s “1” that we know of.

    • Elaine

      You may find this interesting! Is this NBA vs NFL?
      Even if you aren’t a Sports Fan this is Very Interesting!
      36 have been accused of spousal abuse
      7 have been arrested for fraud
      19 have been accused of writing bad checks
      117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
      3 have done time for assault
      71, I repeat 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
      14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
      8 have been arrested! for shoplifting
      21 currently are defendants in lawsuits,
      and 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year!
      Can you guess which organization this is?
      Is it the NBA Or NFL?
      Give up yet?
      Neither, it’s the 535 members of the United States Congress
      The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

    • Pappagiorgio

      Bush 6658

  • Rob Ramcharan

    That’s as may be. There’s still a difference between a United States Senator getting popped for DUI and one of the hoi polloi having the same trouble.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Liberals are so stupid it makes my head hurt. A hypocrite is purposefully and repeatedly saying one thing and then doing the opposite. Like saying you respect our 2nd Amendment rights, but then calling for gun bans. I can’t find any record of Sen. Crapo saying, “I would never in my life drive drunk.” Hypocrisy is not the same as aspiring to live a according to a moral standard and falling short once in a while. Prog whackos don’t give a crap about about meeting moral standards (they like vague, flexible ethics, “I’ll be a good person) and don’t think they have any flaws, so they gloat when others fail. Theirs is a a seductive ideology because it requires ignoring the painful truth that we are flawed; it requires effort, and there is no compulsion to look to another point of view.

    • Kol

      Oh, but now he has come out and said “I don’t drink because of my Mormon faith.” Hmmmmm-mmmm -giggle-

    • Pappagiorgio

      Um, after he passed the brewers tax bill he said he has never drank and never will. I think that counts.

      This is hardly his first mistake. He could have hurt a few people on the road that night, but he hurts millions of Americans, especially children and families, with his stance on DOMA, DADT, anti-equality constitution amendments, and opposing hate crime laws.
      Why would being “a good mormon” be any different than “a good Jew”, or “a good Hindu”, or “a good Aethist”? Maybe a more descriptive term would be “a good gray-hair old liar.”

  • nc

    What kind of empty soul enjoys the misfortune of others?

  • Dan

    And here he had us believing that the gays ruin families.

    • TocksNedlog

      Aww, look at what you did. How cute!

  • Katy

    Yeah, there’s that tendency for folks to enjoy seeing bad things happen to people we don’t like. The Germans have a word for that…

    It’s like making fun of fat and ugly people on the other side of the aisle. If someone insults “our side” for the same thing, we call them on being silly and shallow, but if it’s the other guys?

    Still, there’s something to be said for our public representatives NOT drinking and driving…

  • Me

    Stupid liberals probably drove him to drink

    • TocksNedlog

      SOMEBODY should have driven him.

  • JONSUN84

    I hope that all you bashers get a D.U.I. this holiday season; for your lack of respect towards an elected official!
    Most of you must live at home still;HAHAHA; you liberal children

  • suckmycrapo

    Y’all are bums like Crapo…who cares if he got a DUI…. Liberals are an insult to all of humanity.

    • Kol

      Your comment brings to mind a famous old quote:

      There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German dramatist, novelist, poet, & scientist (1749 – 1832).

  • troy

    So if a member of the catholic church is arrested for DUI then that means that that church is a cult? Reallyand a liberal democrat has never been arrested for the same? Really? How stupid. And the person who is without sin shall throw the first stone. Oh that’s right, Liberals don’t believe in God. They believe only in what is right for them at that time and don’t give a damn for anyone but themselves. Look at our Pres. If you don’t believe me. The Narcisist in Chief.

    • andrewx80

      Drinking is not against the catholic church .. drinking is again the mormon church… and for a person that preaches abstinence being busted for drunk driving is hypocrisy..then you throw in the “person with out sin quote” then start through stones at liberals and Obama a few worlds later… More hypocrisy!!!… then you say liberals only care about themselves… but it is the capitalist that preach all is fare in business.. every man for himself is the republican mantra.. …even more hypocrisy..

      • troy

        Yeh, I guess if there is no rules then you can do what you want whenever huh? I guess if you have no goals then it is easy to achieve them, or conversely you will not be a hypocrite if you make a mistake. I am sure you have never made a mistake. But to be clear I was not calling anyone a hypocrite. But from where I sit you seem just as narrow minded and self centered as our Pres… Since the housing market crashed because of the greed of both bankers and politicians from both parties I have lost everything. Everything but my faith in God. Merry Christmas and God bless you.

  • $30158943

    Not nearly as much as watching Freedom Works implode. Interesting that Malkin’s publisher is involved but nary a tweet from her on this.

  • Utahliberal

    What makes this entertaining is the Mike is a GOPer from the so called “family values”party…they are always bragging about how good they are and how bad the Dems are..and then they go and do stupid things like this…as an Mormon he is against alcohol…and this is even more disturbing…but you cons will never figure that out.

  • Kol

    But, but, but,…. he “doesn’t drink because of his Mormon faith”!!!!! LOL!

  • Wag_a_muffin

    MINO (Mormon in name only.)