Senator's John Is New Tourist Hot Spot

Airport men's room now on must-see list—even for women
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2007 7:57 AM CDT
Idaho's Senior U.S. Senator Larry Craig takes a moment before he announces his resignation from the senate at the old Boise Depot train station overlooking downtown Boise, Idaho Saturday morning Sept....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Be careful about tapping your foot in Minneapolis’ latest tourist destination. Travelers passing through the airport are clamoring to see the bathroom made famous by Sen. Larry Craig’s arrest last month in a sex sting. “We had to stop and check out the bathroom,” said one jet-set wife. In fact, it was her husband's second visit.

Airport workers say they are constantly being asked how to find the bathroom. “It’s become a tourist attraction,” said one. “People are taking pictures. It's crazy.” The bathroom was already famous in the gay community when Craig was arrested there by an undercover cop. Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, but now regrets that decision and plans to fight the charges in court.