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Senator Craig Re-Explains Upturned Hand; Says He Was Panhandling

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Author: Tom Attea

Senator Larry Craig has re-explained why his palm was turned up.

He is said to have told reporters, "Originally, I said I was picking up a piece of paper. But now I confess. I was panhandling. You see, I left my wallet at home."

A reported asked why he changed his story.

"To tell you the truth, until now, I've been ashamed to tell the truth. You see, I'd never want anybody to think a US Senator would have to beg for money, especially in an airport restroom. But the truth is, I was hungry, I was broke, and I wanted a Big Mac."

When the arresting officer was informed of the Senator's new explanation, he said, "His hand was definitely in a position where he wanted me to drop something in it. But I didn't hear him say, 'Brother, can you spare a dime?'"

About the author: Tom Attea, humorist and creator of, has had six shows produced Off-Broadway. Critics have called his writing "delightfully funny," "witty," with "good, genuine laughs" and "great humor and ebullience."

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