Please forgive me, but I cannot, nor do I have any desire to conceal my complete and utter glee at the prospect of one of the Senate's most sanctimonious, hypocritical "family values" & "sanctity of marriage" frauds, David Vitter, getting his ass handed back to him in a pair of man pampers. I just hope that Harry Reid doesn't get squeamish and chicken out because this creep may have gotten the people of Louisiana to forgive and forget, but the rest of the country will never forget the sordid details of this guy's story.
So just to refresh your memories (yeah I know, you will need to disinfect after this post): Back in July of 2007, Senator David Vitter, a staunch "Family Values", "Sanctity of Marriage" conservative, was identified as a client of a prostitution service during the DC Madam scandal and then
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) this week tied up his chamber, blocking efforts to work on a bipartisan energy efficiency bill. He said he'd reconsider his obstructionist antics if the Senate voted on his measure to end the "Washington exemption from ObamaCare."But ...
There is no congressional "exemption" from the Affordable Care Act, as I imagine most senators realize. But Vitter engaged in his little stunt anyway, to his colleagues' annoyance.And ...
It appears that some of those colleagues are growing tired of the Louisiana Republican's antics, and have a brush-back pitch in mind.
Will Democrats haul out hookers in David Vitter fight?
Senate Democrats have had all they can take from David Vitter and his fixation on Obamacare -- and they're dredging up his past prostitution scandal to hit back.
Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, has infuriated Democrats this week by commandeering the Senate floor, demanding a vote on his amendment repealing federal contributions to help pay for lawmakers' health care coverage.
But Democratic senators are preparing a legislative response targeting a sordid Vitter episode. If Vitter continues to insist on a vote on his proposal, Democrats could counter with one of their own: Lawmakers will be denied those government contributions if there is "probable cause" they solicited prostitutes.So, are Democrats finally going to start fighting dirty? I sure as hell hope so. The Republicans certainly have no problem doing it. And who better to start with than the hypocritical embarrassment from Louisiana, Senator Diaper Dave?
Oh SNAP! I was just getting ready to press the publish button when I saw this from TPM Live Wire:
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) on Friday sent a letter to the Senate Ethics Committee requesting an investigation of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) for what he calls "attempted bribery."
The letter responded to reports that Senate Democrats were shopping around a plan to deny government contributions to lawmakers' health care plans if there is "probable cause" they solicited prostitutes. The proposal would effectively dredge up Vitter's 2007 prostitution scandal unless he stopped pressuring the Senate to vote on an amendment repealing federal contributions to legislators' health plans.You will have to click over to read Vitter's letter and Reid's office's response. I am simply astounded at just how stupid David Vitter really is. My gawd Louisiana, is this really the best you can do??