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Lost a Watch in Men's Room? Call Larry Craig's Office

Staffers on Capitol Hill are howling over an e-mail sent from Sen. Larry Craig's office Friday about a watch found -- guess where -- in the men's room!

The e-mail, which is being forwarded pretty much all over the place on Capitol Hill, is from Pat Olsen, the embattled Idaho Republican's administrative director.

The e-mail announced that a watch was found in the men's room on the fifth floor of the Hart Senate Office Building, where Craig's office is located. On its face, the message suggests that a male staffer (possibly even Sen. Craig, the notorious men's room foot tapper) found the watch.

Olsen confirmed to The Sleuth that she authored the message. Without divulging her e-mail address, here is the text:

From: [Pat Olsen]
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 4:03 PM
Subject: Watch found in the men's room

Watch found in the men's room on the 5th floor in the NW Corner of the Hart Building. It is not working, but if someone from your office lost it, please let me know.

Pat Olsen
Administrative Director
Senator Larry E. Craig

We redacted Olsen's phone number to save her a lot of grief.

By Editors  |  November 2, 2007; 7:57 PM ET
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You have already achieved a place in the Idaho Hall of Fame, Larry, don't you think it is time you start keeping a lower profile? It is no longer necessary to seek attention in public restrooms, Larry, everyone knows where to find you.

Posted by: Big Fella | November 2, 2007 11:16 PM | Report abuse

If anyone can prove ownership of the watch Sen Craig will meet them in the restroom and return it PERSONALLY! Tommie27

Posted by: Tommie27 | November 3, 2007 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Let us now praise a good women. More things are wrought by prayer (and little thoughtful acts)then this world dreams of. What good can come out of washington D.C.? Pat Olsen !

Posted by: Joseph Reale Bitteford ME | November 3, 2007 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't ANYONE--ANYONE--(other than them) have the common sense to realize that a watch found in the bathroom is, in the circumstances, absolutely toxic and ludicrous??? And that if you want to be a do-gooder you should just drop it off at the building's security office and just, you know, wash your hands of it??

Posted by: Anon | November 3, 2007 12:51 AM | Report abuse

This is funny? Weak, even on the irony scale, I'll give it a 1.1 on the "worthy of any ink at all" meter. "But it was a BATHROOM! Don't you get the connection?" Bathroom...Larry Craig?
A complete non-story and a waste of ink.

Nothing ironic in the memo. The guy lost a watch. I the BATHROOM.


Posted by: Steve | November 3, 2007 1:00 AM | Report abuse

What if he found a clock, sucker?

Posted by: Professor Von Pie | November 3, 2007 1:01 AM | Report abuse

I lost the watch, Larry knows that it is mine!!!!! You old rascal you!

Posted by: chazy | November 3, 2007 2:01 AM | Report abuse

Me thinks Craig is a bit of a personal exhibitionist--he was starting to feel a little attention starved with the spot light off of him for a few weeks and he knew that ordering a memo to be released about him to connect him with a bathroom (ahhh...that sweet naughty word!)would liven things up again.

Posted by: A. Lurker | November 3, 2007 2:06 AM | Report abuse

Senator Craig

Where, exactly, was the watch when you found it?

Posted by: TAFKAR | November 3, 2007 2:27 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: RobMic | November 3, 2007 3:07 AM | Report abuse

Fortunately, the watch was found tangled in a pair of Larry's crotchless briefs, so it was protected as it was kicked around the 'bath'room floor, and is still in fine working order.
Craig's office is willing to arrange that the owner be able to pick up his watch anonymously, just leave a note on the 'bath'room wall.

Posted by: Tom Doff | November 3, 2007 4:38 AM | Report abuse

Are we sure that it isn't Christopher Walkins "Pulp Fiction" characters butt-watch?

Posted by: SF Berman | November 3, 2007 4:45 AM | Report abuse

Did Senator Craig find the watch after a painful bowel movement?

So, the watch isn't working. But the clock is ticking on Larry Craig's political career.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 3, 2007 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Now why does the phrase "takes a licking and keeps on ticking" come to mind?

Posted by: steve | November 3, 2007 7:55 AM | Report abuse

It took a lickin'...but couldn't keep tickin'.

Posted by: redballoon | November 3, 2007 8:08 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: delicious | November 3, 2007 8:26 AM | Report abuse

I wanted a watch for Christmas and my parents let me.

Posted by: nick | November 3, 2007 9:01 AM | Report abuse

So the watch was not working? What time did it stop? Where was the good senator at the moment when time stood still?

Posted by: ramblinchuck | November 3, 2007 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Please tell me we're not going to see something like this every time there's the slightest connection between Craig and a public restroom. This story is weak, and not funny.

Posted by: Ugh | November 3, 2007 10:28 AM | Report abuse

To add to the irony, here's some as-yet-unbroken FUTURE NEWS.

On Monday, Pat Olsen, Adm. Dir. of Larry Craig's office, will be issuing another to-be-widely-disseminated e-mail, this one inquiring about, and asking for the return of, the massive (over 6 feet in diameter) ball of toilet paper Larry has amassed over the years from the scraps he has picked up in restrooms over the years. The e-mail will claim the ball was stolen 'over the weekend', and offer a reward, 'because it's Larry's favorite memento, because of the fond memories it recalls'.
How do I know this? I swiped it last night, just for fun, just for kicks, just to keep the Craig ball rolling, so to speak. The reward will just be frosting on the cake.

Posted by: Tom Doff | November 3, 2007 10:39 AM | Report abuse

And, not so incidentally, Pat Olsen's Monday e-mail, re: the stolen toilet tissue ball, will offer to let the thief return it anonymously, by 'adding another note to 'Larry's Column' on the Senate rest room wall'.

Posted by: Tom Doff | November 3, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Not having had any experience in these areas I would ask you:
"Aren't you supposed to return all of his stuff to him when you're done?"

Posted by: Driver125 | November 3, 2007 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Timex or Rolex !!

Posted by: Esteban Agosto Reid | November 3, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Takes a lickin and keeps on a tickin.

Posted by: Daisy Zimmerly | November 3, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Have Any Senators

Got the time?
We're not to drop a dime
But to watch
Or a Timex for such
After a licking
And a tick tock on Mickey's
(I could do this forever)
The cops tried to adjust
My socks,
Those suckers they're
The one's gettin' off
And I didn't


Posted by: Marat | November 3, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Craig Blows Hatch, No Time to Watch! Craig is NOT a pickpocket & how ironic it is, how joyful to observe, Craig sucking more time?

Posted by: Anonymous | November 3, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

You really need to add this Little Britain YouTube from this link to your diary to fully appreciate the humor in this:

Posted by: Connecticut Man1 | November 3, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

If the watch is your's please tap your foot 3 times outside the office door and run your fingers underneath and someone will get back to you shortly. . .

Posted by: auntiecairo | November 3, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Someone found a watch and trying to find the owner. They should be praised. what is the purpose of this article

Posted by: Anonymous | November 3, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse

It's mine. His idea of 'action' was so weird I ran out and forgot it. Sorry.

Posted by: Peppino the Italian Mouse | November 3, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Larry Craig's bathroom etiquette:
Take off watch then tie, jacket, pants and go into your dance Larry.

Posted by: Steamboater | November 3, 2007 4:20 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: justi | November 3, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Larry Craig is my candidate for the ALEX RODRIGUEZ of the Senate. It's always about HIM!!!

Posted by: profmalcontent | November 5, 2007 12:11 PM | Report abuse

'Tis rumored the stall next to Larry's is Cheney's "undisclosed location."

Posted by: sawargos | November 5, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Enough is enough.So Sen.has some flaws. When you compare Craig to the Bush man--no contest!

Posted by: jif13 | November 5, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: J. NICOL | November 5, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

I can identify the watch. It says on the face, "TIME FOR YOU TO BLOW ME!"

Posted by: jeff gannon | November 5, 2007 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Larry, Larry, Larry....What are we gonne do without you when your ship sails? Nobody else in government is this much fun!

Posted by: Anne Hayes | November 5, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: codypup | November 5, 2007 4:10 PM | Report abuse

The way your dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright. He'd be damned if any slopes gonna put their greasy yellow hands on his boy's birthright, so he hid it, in the one place he knew he could hide something: his ass. Five long years, he wore this watch up his ass. Then when he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable piece of metal up my ass for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the watch to you.

Posted by: Captain Koons (pulp fiction) | November 5, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Did the watch have Cheney's initials on the back?

Posted by: Timekeeper | November 5, 2007 9:15 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing New about a senator like Graig looking for a little NOOKEY In the Toilet, What I would like to have SEEN is the position Graig would have had to assume to get it on under the divider.

Posted by: Bob Wilgus | November 5, 2007 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Come on Mary Ann! This story is just the straight line for more tawdry gay/bathroom jokes. A hundred and one damnations from a hundred and one comedians, delivering their trite punchlines, one by one, then asking the drummer for a rimjob.
Yogi Barrister

Posted by: Yogi Barrister | November 6, 2007 1:30 AM | Report abuse

He should just come out of the water closet already, then he won't feel obligated to focus on non issues like civil unions or same sex marriage.

Posted by: NE'er | November 6, 2007 3:55 AM | Report abuse

Congress doesn't have a lost and found???

Posted by: proxli | November 6, 2007 9:34 AM | Report abuse

I love the pained pleas of some of the commenters about this is not worth the ink, she was just being a good samaritan blah blah blah. You have to be downtrodden shell shocked Republicans for posting such plaintives.

Posted by: mossydog | November 6, 2007 11:51 AM | Report abuse

"'Tis rumored the stall next to Larry's is Cheney's "undisclosed location.""

Turdblossom said from the next stall over: "I heard that too."

Posted by: Connecticut Man1 | November 6, 2007 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Just because a watch is found in a bathroom on the same floor as Craig, you find that worthy enough to comment upon, much less publish in cyberspace.. Funny maybe, but not with the time it takes to type in my opinion.

Get back to some real sleuthing.

Posted by: Steven Mosher | November 6, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

my policy was and will always be, 'find the watch, get a free prostate exam'. no congestions, er, questions asked. good day! cl

Posted by: cregory lawrence | November 6, 2007 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Thank you so much for that! That's the best therapeutic bellylaugh I've had this year. I know I should get a life, but this whole Larry thing has provided such fertile grounds for comic relief, which is sorely needed in the political arena nowadays... I'll die laughing. The responses are hilarious!

Posted by: Anonymous | November 6, 2007 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Watch not working as it was damaged by vigorous foot tapping.
But, Sen. Craig is hoping that, like Cinderella's glass slipper, the hunky owner will appear at midnight.
Paging Jeff Gannon??

Posted by: Who? | November 7, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

When you are so full of crap like Senator Craig is, it is no wonder why the man spends so much time on the royal throne.

Posted by: Bones, PA | November 7, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

It's a watch of no value,similar to Craigs' party. Good riddance hypocrites!

Posted by: jime | November 8, 2007 1:39 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: mosey | November 8, 2007 4:02 AM | Report abuse

Hall of Fame? Must be a misprint... for Stall of Shame.

Posted by: Mikey | November 10, 2007 11:21 AM | Report abuse

When is the Senate Ethics Committee going to make some progress on this. PLEASE Barbara Boxer and others !!!

Posted by: John V. | November 12, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Haha! That's a good one. Well, at least we know who the victims and suspects are! The suspects are still at it!

Posted by: Joshanna D. Hayes | November 12, 2007 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Typical non-think from Akers. She and all of you posters make me puke. It is bad enough the loss of human dignity in Craig himself, but you all lick the floor after his passing. Juveniles...

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Posted by: joan | November 19, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse

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