1,432 days ago, Sen. David Vitter admitted to being a regular customer of a prostitution service. (An activity that is, incidentally, illegal). Days after his admission he was welcomed back with open arms by the Republican party.
Thus far, the Republican leadership has not been pressed to explain the blatant hypocrisy of their divergent reactions to the two scandals. Last night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly weighed in. His message was simple: “I don’t think Vitter should be there. Absolutely not.
The GOP needs to explain why they give Vitter a Pass
The president of the Christian conservative Family Policy Network sent Sen. David Vitter, R-La., a letter Monday calling on him to follow the lead of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., and resign rather than leave Republicans and conservatives open to charges of hypocrisy.
Vitter admitted to a "serious sin" in 2007 after his phone number was found in the 2001 client records of a woman accused of running a prostitution ring. Vitter was a member of the House of Representatives when the calls were made.
Weiner announced his plans last week to resign after first lying about and then admitting to "inappropriate" Internet communication with various women.
"There are a lot of people that I think are committing outright hypocrisy and are forced to do so as long as he (Vitter) remains in office," said Joe Glover, the president of the Family Policy Network, based in Forest, Va. "I don't think the senator should put those folks in the untenable position of having to pragmatically defend his presence in the Senate."
- And then there is my hero, Dan Savage, god bless him. He is not going to stand by and coo about the so-called "Christian" conservatives finally doing what they should have done in the first place. He is calling them out for being the partisan conservative hacks they are:
They're not calling on him to resign because adultery is a sin and prostitution is a crime and somewhere Jesus is crying into his sweet tea. Nope, the conservative Christian group thinks Vitter should resign because he's making the GOP look bad. And these douches, like all political Christians activists, are partisan conservative hacks first, God-fearin' Christians (a distant) second.
All I can say is I will be one happy seething momma when this hypocritical, faux family & Christian values fraud gets his pious, diapered arse out of our US Senate.
HE REALLY, REALLY NEEDS TO RESIGN NOW.
And if and when he does, I think the snoopy dance will most definitely be in order.