Monday, July 09, 2007

Policing other peoples' pants since 1999

This should be fun:
First term Senator David Vitter (R-LA) admitted Monday night that his phone number was on the phone records of the so-called "DC Madam."

"This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible," said Vitter in a statement. "Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there-with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way."

What do we know about Sen. Vitter? In 2004 he campaigned for the Senate as a "family values" candidate. In the run-up to the 2006 election he hectored his colleagues in the Senate to act on a bill. "I don't believe there's any issue that's more important than this one," he said of it. Was it the reconstruction of New Orleans? No. Was it higher standards of security for refineries and oil platforms in his state? No. Was it better screening of containers entering the fifth largest port in the world, which is in his state? Don't be silly. It was getting a constitutional amendment passed to ban gay marriage.

Vitter is the Southern Regional Chair for the Giuliani campaign. Rudy sure can pick 'em--coke heads, racists, and now whore mongers. He also had ties to Jack Abramoff during the Indian casino lobbying scandal.

In his defense, Vitter points out that he was only a House member when he abandoned his marriage vows to blow his pay on high class hookers. That hardly counts at all.

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