Sen. Larry Craig was named Saturday night to the Idaho Hall of Fame, marking the Republican lawmaker's first ceremonial appearance back in his home state since his arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting became public in August.
Craig, 62, seated near the front of the banquet room, received polite applause and a few encouraging hoots when he was introduced.
''I hope in a very sincere way that the attention that's been brought to me has not lessened the honor you receive,'' Craig told the other nominees and about 200 people who attended the dinner.
Larry Craig Honored by Idaho Hall of Fame
That's not all on the Larry Craig front. Craig and his wife have agreed to an interview with Matt Lauer that is scheduled to air on Tuesday night on NBC stations.
That should be fun. Maybe Craig will give Lauer toe-tapping lessons.