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It's Larry Craig "Bobblefoot" Day!

Minor league promotion is homage to senator's airport bathroom bust

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It's Larry Craig "Bobblefoot" Day!

MAY 22--Capitalizing on Senator Larry Craig's restroom bust, a Minnesota minor league baseball team this Sunday is giving away a promotional item celebrating the Republican politician's arrest last year at the Minneapolis-St.Paul airport.

Dubbed a 'bobblefoot' (as opposed to a bobblehead doll), the polyresin giveaway depicts an occupied bathroom stall (the inhabitant's pants and shoes can be seen below the stall's panels). When the St. Paul Saints's 'bobblefoot' is shaken, one of the spring-loaded feet taps. The keepsake, which will be handed out to the first 2500 fans attending the Saints's May 25 game against the Fort Worth Cats, can be seen here and on the following pages.

According to an undercover cop's account, while in the airport bathroom, Craig 'tapped his toes several times and moved his foot closer to my foot.' The officer, Sgt. Dave Karsnia, was seated in an adjoining stall and believed Craig's footsie was a signal that the politician was seeking sex. Craig has denied this, blaming his wide stance for Karsnia's unfortunate misinterpretation. (3 pages)