I mean that. If the United States was truly the idealistic beacon that some people seem to think it is (you know, the ones with the little US flag lapel pins), then Larry Craig could be a gay man and not have to compromise his career and his family by having to sneak around bathroom stalls.
I feel sorry for Larry Craig. He was so desperate to conceal his sexual preference that he became a conservative republican. Too bad those impulses were stronger than his adopted convictions.
Now his career is gone.
PS. Note the US flag pin on Craig's lapel.