Eye-popping excuses in American political scandals

Delaware state officials have told Congress they likely destroyed the computer records that would show when and how often they accessed Christine O'Donnell's personal tax records. Larry Craig had a wide stance, Mark Sanford was hiking and Patrick Kennedy was rushing for a vote. Here are some head-scratching explanations for political scandals.

Idaho Sen. Larry E. Craig said Monday he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge associated with soliciting sex because he wanted to quickly end the erroneous charge. Craig initially claimed his "wide stance" in a bathroom stall led to his arrest. (Associated Press)

Idaho Sen. Larry E. Craig said Monday he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge associated with soliciting sex because he wanted to quickly end the erroneous charge. Craig initially claimed his "wide stance" in a bathroom stall led to his arrest. (Associated Press)

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