GOP Senator on DC Madam's list
Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, whose telephone number was disclosed by the so-called "D.C. Madam" accused of running a prostitution ring, says he is sorry for a "serious sin" and that he has already made peace with his wife.
"This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible," Vitter said Monday in a printed 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."
The Republican senator's spokesman, Joel Digrado, confirmed the statement Monday evening in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
It said his telephone number was on old phone records of Pamela Martin and Associates before he ran for the Senate.
Deborah Jeane Palfrey is accused by federal prosecutors of racketeering by running a prostitution ring that netted more than $2 million over 13 years, beginning in 1993. She contends that her escort service, Pamela Martin and Associates, was a legitimate business.
Vitter's infidelity coincides with the 3,425th troop death in Iraq.
OK, I threw in that last sentence, only because I knew the MSM would try to find a way to tie this story, as every story, with Iraq. It's a joke, people...lighten up!
Forgiveness is called for here, to be sure. But let's call this thing the way it really is: If you're going to run a campaign and a term on "family values", it's safe to say that hooking up with a prostitute kinda sorta runs against that whole "family values" thingy, right?
Anywho, get a load of this from that bumbling idiot of a governor in Vitter's home state:
Louisiana's Democratic governor, Kathleen Blanco, issued a statement saying she was "disappointed" over the revelation and hoped it wouldn't hurt the state's efforts to secure federal funding for rebuilding homes damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
"I will travel to Washington in the coming weeks to continue my conversations with congressional leaders, and I hope this scandal will not lessen their critical support of our recovery," Blanco said.
"I'm sorry, Governor Blanco, but the money we were going to send your way to assist with hurricane-related rebuilding is on hold because your Senator couldn't keep his willy away from hookers. Sorry 'bout that!" Dumb#ss.
Naturally, the MSM loves this, not only because of the hypocrisy and because he's a Republican. No, they love it even more because the current GOP presidential frontrunner, Rudy Giuliani, uses Vitter as his campaign chair for the South, and the MSM is hoping that this could harm Giuliani. Maybe it will, maybe it won't, but the MSM will do their level best to try.
Anywho, back to Vitter. I have to wonder: since the House seat Vitter held was the same House seat held by Newt Gingrich's successor Bob Livingston, and since Livingston was also a "family values" Republican who strayed from the marital plantation, is there something in that district's water system that attacks the portion of the brain responsible for sex drive in GOP politicians that makes these dudes unable to control themselves? Or is it that they're just hypocrites?
Oh, well, Vitter should look on the bright side: at least he doesn't live in Iran.