As of this posting, U.S. Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) is preparing to resign in the wake of his guilty plea on charges he solicited for sex in an airport men's room.
Shades of former Democratic New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, who announced to a stunned state that he was resigning, three years ago, because of his "truth" that he was a gay American.
What Craig and McGreevey have in common is not their sexual orientation. But their conduct. Both engaged in sexual behaviors unbecoming to their offices. Resigning, for both, is, and was, the right thing to do.
That aside, it is scandalous that in 2007, being gay or bi-sexual is considered a political liability. Perhaps these politicians would have acted in more adult manners had they not feared the repercussions of admitting their sexual leanings.
A person's sexual orientation does not disqualify, nor qualify him for elected office. The focus should, rather, be, on his policies and how well he carries out his sworn duties.