Well, well, well. Lookie what the D.C. Madam dragged in. Seems another high and mighty Republican hypocrite has been exposed as a family values fraud:
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., apologized Monday night for "a very serious sin in my past" after his telephone number appeared among those associated with an escort service operated by the so-called "D.C. Madam."
Yep, that’s right folks, that’d be the very same Senator who said this back in June of 2006 about the federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage:
“I don’t believe there’s any issue that’s more important than this one.”
Well Mr. Vitter, seems to me you should stop worrying about the harm my son would do to the institution of marriage should he be allowed to marry the person he loves. I don’t think he could devastate a marriage any more than a lying, cheating, adulterous, hypocrite who cheats on his wife and kids – do you?
My advice to you Mr. Vitter: Resign, go home, and work on your own damn marriage. And shut your mouth about protecting the institution of marriage and family values, you’ve lost all credibility on the subject, you fraud. And for God’s sake, shut the hell up about Christian values, I don’t think Jesus looked too kindly on adulterers.
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Uh huh. Meanwhile, Mr. Can’t-Keep-It-In-His-Pants voted for the Federal Marriage Amendment to ban same-sex marriage (both times), because, ya know, two dudez he doesn’t even know getting hitched might undermine the sanctity of his fucking marriage—unlike frequenting a prostitute.
I imagine Senator Vitter might argue that his marriage is none of my business—and he’s right. Just like it’s none of his business if two women or two men want to get married, but he hasn’t extended the courtesy of MYOB to my gay brothers and sisters, so I shan’t extend it to him.
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–noun 1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a person whose actions belie stated beliefs
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To be clear I don’t have that much problem with the kind of services that Palfrey offered – prosecutors say that the brokered high-end prostitution, Palfrey claims that her employees offered BDSM-style “sex play.” That said, being illegal nearly everywhere and certainly in DC, paying for sex should ding the credibility of anybody whose job it is to write laws. I think in general that it’s silly to criminalize prostitution, but as long as legislators see fit to ban it for the rest of us they have a certain responsibility to respect the ban themselves. Legal “sex play,” bondage etc., really doesn’t bother me at all.
But there’s the rub: far more than for Democrats, Republicans put themselves forward as moral avatars, righteous defenders of the sort of theocratic values that gets their evangelical base warm and flushed. If an equal number of Democrats and Republicans turned up on Palfrey’s list the GOP base would find itself in a far more punishing mood than the Democrats’. I have little doubt that GOP pols will predominate (there were more of them during Palfrey’s time, they had more power and in my experience people who wear their piety on their sleeve are usually overcompensating). But even if they don’t, the devil’s bargain that Republicans made with the evangelical community ensures that the pain will be mostly theirs.
Having no fondness for the GOP or the moral scolds in their base, that situation suits me just fine.
Isn't it sweet? The Republican hypocrite parade continues as Senator David Vitter (R-LA), a co-author of the Federal Marriage Amendment, wasn't protecting his own marital vows when he had some sex-for-hire from escort service Pamela Martin and Associates before he ran for the Senate.
Since his name turned up on the recently released phone records, he had to come clean, so to speak. You know the drill -- God and his wife have forgiven him and he's really, really sorry (that he was caught).
(Go read Pam’s full post. She bravely trudges deep into the swamp to get freeper reaction.)
And one more little tidbit from Pam’s post: back in 2000 a reporter asked Vitter’s wife, Wendy, if she would be as forgiving as Hillary Clinton if she were to learn her husband had been unfaithful.
Her response: "I'm a lot more like Lorena Bobbitt than Hillary," Wendy Vitter told Newhouse News. "If he does something like that, I'm walking away with one thing, and it's not alimony, trust me."