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Senator Vitter on DC Madam's List

David Vitter, the Republican Senator from Louisiana, has been named by Larry Flynt of Hustler magazine as one of the DC Madam’s clients.

There will probably be more politicians exposed on the DC Madame’s phone list, including Democrats. What makes Vitter’s case so interesting?

  • He campaigned for Senate on a “Family Values” and “sanctity of marriage” platform.

  • When he was a Louisiana state Senator, Vitter called for Bill Clinton to resign, not for perjury, but for moral failings.

  • He had a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition.

-During his Senate campaign, Vitter disputed allegations that he had a relationship (paying relationship) with a French Quarter prostitute (a different hooker). Now these allegations have resurfaced.

  • Vitter’s alleged diaper fetish

-If Vitter steps down, Democratic Governer Kathleen Blanco can appoint a replacement, until an election is held. With Bush so unpopular in the Gulf post-Katrina, it’s hard to imagine a Republican win there.

http://wonkette.com/politics/dept’-of-feces-fetishists/diaperman-david-vitter-likes-his-diapers-277270.php

I read this in the paper today. Gotta love it when your state’s secrets are aired to the public. But then, most of here are pretty used to it, especially after Edwards.

I loved what Jay Leno said tonight that Vitter should have at least hired prostitutes and pumped some money into his own state.

Why is it that when a dem gets down and dirty it is a big fucking fiasco of enormous proportions, but when a conservative gets down and dirty, it is just not a big deal.

Hell, you guys remember Jeff Gannon from Talon News in the White House Press Corps? Not even a peep squeak from the media about it.

I don’t understand.

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Another phone number on the DC Madame’s list: the office of Jack Burkman, the Republican strategist, Fox News political analyst, and lobbyist for the Family Research Council (Tony Perkins’ Christian right wing lobbying organization).

Again, the interesting aspect here is the blatant hypocrisy. Here’s someone lobbying for “abstinence-only” sex education, lobbying against pornography, against rights for domestic partnerships (even for heterosexuals). And this also is not Burkman’s first brush with controversial allegations:

[quote]Several young women in the DC area, including two students that attended a Pride Rally[2], have accused Burkman of propositioning them. According to these sources, Burkman offered to “pay for (their) room and give (the two girls) a thousand dollars”[3] to have sex with him.[4] According to sources, Burkman has a reputation for soliciting young, “well-endowed” women by giving them his business card and requesting that they contact him. Several blog sites have listed instances of similar situations occurring around DC. One blog site shows a copy of his business card with the contact information blacked out.[5]
Burkman defends himself by saying that the false allegations were perpetuated by “left-wing people seeking to intimidate conservatives and independants.”[/quote]

And that’s what Burkman’s website says now… that this whole DC Madame thing is cooked up by left-wingers who are out to get him. A case of a vast left wing conspiracy, and not a horndog with an expense account? What are the odds?

Back in 2000 a newspaper asked Vitter’s wife what she would do if found out her husband cheated on her. She replied:
“I am more like L B than Hilary. If he does something like that, I’m walking away with one thing, and it’s not alimony, trust”
LOL!
Too bad she hasn’t done that.

:slight_smile:

[quote]brad61 wrote:
David Vitter, the Republican Senator from Louisiana, has been named by Larry Flynt of Hustler magazine as one of the DC Madam’s clients.

There will probably be more politicians exposed on the DC Madame’s phone list, including Democrats. What makes Vitter’s case so interesting?

  • He campaigned for Senate on a “Family Values” and “sanctity of marriage” platform.

  • When he was a Louisiana state Senator, Vitter called for Bill Clinton to resign, not for perjury, but for moral failings.

  • He had a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition.

-During his Senate campaign, Vitter disputed allegations that he had a relationship (paying relationship) with a French Quarter prostitute (a different hooker). Now these allegations have resurfaced.

  • Vitter’s alleged diaper fetish

-If Vitter steps down, Democratic Governer Kathleen Blanco can appoint a replacement, until an election is held. With Bush so unpopular in the Gulf post-Katrina, it’s hard to imagine a Republican win there.

http://wonkette.com/politics/dept’-of-feces-fetishists/diaperman-david-vitter-likes-his-diapers-277270.php[/quote]

Hello, bradley.

Just wanted to pop by and say:

HYPOCRITE!!!

“It’s his personal life.”

“Just let the guy do the job he was elected for.”

LAUGHING OUT LOUD!!!

JeffR

[quote]JeffR wrote:
brad61 wrote:
David Vitter, the Republican Senator from Louisiana, has been named by Larry Flynt of Hustler magazine as one of the DC Madam’s clients.

There will probably be more politicians exposed on the DC Madame’s phone list, including Democrats. What makes Vitter’s case so interesting?

  • He campaigned for Senate on a “Family Values” and “sanctity of marriage” platform.

  • When he was a Louisiana state Senator, Vitter called for Bill Clinton to resign, not for perjury, but for moral failings.

  • He had a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition.

-During his Senate campaign, Vitter disputed allegations that he had a relationship (paying relationship) with a French Quarter prostitute (a different hooker). Now these allegations have resurfaced.

  • Vitter’s alleged diaper fetish

-If Vitter steps down, Democratic Governer Kathleen Blanco can appoint a replacement, until an election is held. With Bush so unpopular in the Gulf post-Katrina, it’s hard to imagine a Republican win there.

http://wonkette.com/politics/dept’-of-feces-fetishists/diaperman-david-vitter-likes-his-diapers-277270.php

Hello, bradley.

Just wanted to pop by and say:

HYPOCRITE!!!

“It’s his personal life.”

“Just let the guy do the job he was elected for.”

LAUGHING OUT LOUD!!!

JeffR

[/quote]

Oh no.

It becomes a political issue if you campaign on some issues and then do the opposite in your private live.

Like being anti gay and paying call boys do bang you in he ass while being on christal meth.

Or campain on a sanctity of marriage platform and booking hookers.

When did Clinton say he was a saint?

People knew he wasn`t when they voted for him and they would have voted for him again.

[quote]orion wrote:
JeffR wrote:
brad61 wrote:
David Vitter, the Republican Senator from Louisiana, has been named by Larry Flynt of Hustler magazine as one of the DC Madam’s clients.

There will probably be more politicians exposed on the DC Madame’s phone list, including Democrats. What makes Vitter’s case so interesting?

  • He campaigned for Senate on a “Family Values” and “sanctity of marriage” platform.

  • When he was a Louisiana state Senator, Vitter called for Bill Clinton to resign, not for perjury, but for moral failings.

  • He had a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition.

-During his Senate campaign, Vitter disputed allegations that he had a relationship (paying relationship) with a French Quarter prostitute (a different hooker). Now these allegations have resurfaced.

  • Vitter’s alleged diaper fetish

-If Vitter steps down, Democratic Governer Kathleen Blanco can appoint a replacement, until an election is held. With Bush so unpopular in the Gulf post-Katrina, it’s hard to imagine a Republican win there.

http://wonkette.com/politics/dept’-of-feces-fetishists/diaperman-david-vitter-likes-his-diapers-277270.php

Hello, bradley.

Just wanted to pop by and say:

HYPOCRITE!!!

“It’s his personal life.”

“Just let the guy do the job he was elected for.”

LAUGHING OUT LOUD!!!

JeffR

Oh no.

It becomes a political issue if you campaign on some issues and then do the opposite in your private live.

Like being anti gay and paying call boys do bang you in he ass while being on christal meth.

Or campain on a sanctity of marriage platform and booking hookers.

When did Clinton say he was a saint?

People knew he wasn`t when they voted for him and they would have voted for him again.

[/quote]

Hey, bota.

I don’t expect you to undertand.

I remember clinton taking several oaths. Among them being the Chief Executive for enforcing laws.

Then he committed perjury and obstructed justice.

I realize these crimes are historically small fry in your country.

However, in our country, they mean something.

Oh, just so I’m not a HYPOCRITE, I don’t care about what people do in their personal life as long as they don’t break the laws.

If vitter, broke some laws, throw the book at him.

JeffR

P.S. I LOVE watching clinton lovers decry other people’s personal foibles. It makes me laugh out loud.

[quote]JeffR wrote:
“It’s his personal life.”

“Just let the guy do the job he was elected for.”
[/quote]

I don’t think you understand the concept of hypocrisy. No one cares what he does in his personal life but people do regard principle to be the most important aspect of person’s character.

If a politician campaigns on “family values” it is hypocritical pay a prostitute for sex especially considering he is married (family values and all).

When you try to bring Bill Clinton into the debate (and we aren’t talking about perjury here) you have to be logical and understand that as a “liberal”, “family values” are interpreted a little differently. No liberal would even try to define “family values” for fear of trapping themselves into an impossible commitment.

[quote]JeffR wrote:
Hey, bota.

I don’t expect you to undertand.

I remember clinton taking several oaths. Among them being the Chief Executive for enforcing laws.

Then he committed perjury and obstructed justice.

I realize these crimes are historically small fry in your country.

However, in our country, they mean something.

Oh, just so I’m not a HYPOCRITE, I don’t care about what people do in their personal life as long as they don’t break the laws.

If vitter, broke some laws, throw the book at him.

JeffR

P.S. I LOVE watching clinton lovers decry other people’s personal foibles. It makes me laugh out loud.
[/quote]

Scooter Libby was guilty of what exactly?

Oh no, perjury and obstruction of justice?

So these are serious allegations, huh?

But I realize that in the US there is one law, for all, and that public officials are naturally held to a higher standard.

You, a hypocrite?

Never!

[quote]orion wrote:
JeffR wrote:
Hey, bota.

I don’t expect you to undertand.

I remember clinton taking several oaths. Among them being the Chief Executive for enforcing laws.

Then he committed perjury and obstructed justice.

I realize these crimes are historically small fry in your country.

However, in our country, they mean something.

Oh, just so I’m not a HYPOCRITE, I don’t care about what people do in their personal life as long as they don’t break the laws.

If vitter, broke some laws, throw the book at him.

JeffR

P.S. I LOVE watching clinton lovers decry other people’s personal foibles. It makes me laugh out loud.

Scooter Libby was guilty of what exactly?

Oh no, perjury and obstruction of justice?

So these are serious allegations, huh?

But I realize that in the US there is one law, for all, and that public officials are naturally held to a higher standard.

You, a hypocrite?

Never!

[/quote]

bota,

Thanks. I never defended libby scooter.

Apology accepted.

JeffR

[quote]florianopolis wrote:
I loved what Jay Leno said tonight that Vitter should have at least hired prostitutes and pumped some money into his own state.

Why is it that when a dem gets down and dirty it is a big fucking fiasco of enormous proportions, but when a conservative gets down and dirty, it is just not a big deal.

Hell, you guys remember Jeff Gannon from Talon News in the White House Press Corps? Not even a peep squeak from the media about it.

I don’t understand.

f[/quote]

Are you joking? The Gannon thing was heavily covered and he is an absolute nobody.

[quote]JeffR wrote:

bota,

Thanks. I never defended libby scooter.

Apology accepted.

JeffR
[/quote]

But what about the man pardoning him?

The one sworn “to uphold the law”?

The one protecting his own staff by pardoning Libby?

What is he, in contempt of the law or just plain incompetent?

[quote]liftis wrote:
JeffR wrote:
“It’s his personal life.”

“Just let the guy do the job he was elected for.”

I don’t think you understand the concept of hypocrisy. No one cares what he does in his personal life but people do regard principle to be the most important aspect of person’s character.

If a politician campaigns on “family values” it is hypocritical pay a prostitute for sex especially considering he is married (family values and all).

When you try to bring Bill Clinton into the debate (and we aren’t talking about perjury here) you have to be logical and understand that as a “liberal”, “family values” are interpreted a little differently. No liberal would even try to define “family values” for fear of trapping themselves into an impossible commitment.[/quote]

lm,

Pretty shaky.

Scratch that.

Your “reasoning” stinks.

A HYPOCRITE is someone who said a phrase like, “It’s his personal life.” Or, “It’s none of anyone else’s business”

Then, goes on to make comments about a Republican’s personal life.

Hypocrite: “HYPOCRITE, n. One who, professes virtues that he does not respect
secures the advantage of seeming to be what he depises.”

http://dict.die.net/hypocrite/

Therefore, when in political hot water a democrat (like bradley) will deflect personal life questions. However, when a Republican is found lacking in moral virtue, said democrat will castigate him to high heaven.

Remember, bill clinton PROMISED WITH HIS RIGHT HAND RAISED TO UPHOLD THE LAWS OF THE LAND.

This TRUMPS any campaign promise made in the history of politics.

It is not only upholding the public trust BUT the duties of a law abiding private citizen.

Double whammy.

You, and I know what he did with that trust.

All the while the phrases:

“It’s just his personal life.”

“Nothing to see here.”

Echoed from every slimy, democrat trumpet (bradley) across the land.

HYPOCRITES!!!

JeffR

[quote]orion wrote:
JeffR wrote:

bota,

Thanks. I never defended libby scooter.

Apology accepted.

JeffR

But what about the man pardoning him?

The one sworn “to uphold the law”?

The one protecting his own staff by pardoning Libby?

What is he, in contempt of the law or just plain incompetent?[/quote]

bota,

You do realize that there is considerable doubt that the person in question actually perjured?

Or, did you skip that part in your red-eyed, foaming at the mouth over George Bush?

There was NO DOUBT that clinton perjured.

Politics should not and will not trump justice.

Got it?

JeffR

[quote]JeffR wrote:
orion wrote:
JeffR wrote:

bota,

Thanks. I never defended libby scooter.

Apology accepted.

JeffR

But what about the man pardoning him?

The one sworn “to uphold the law”?

The one protecting his own staff by pardoning Libby?

What is he, in contempt of the law or just plain incompetent?

bota,

You do realize that there is considerable doubt that the person in question actually perjured?

Or, did you skip that part in your red-eyed, foaming at the mouth over George Bush?

There was NO DOUBT that clinton perjured.

Politics should not and will not trump justice.

Got it?

JeffR

[/quote]

Libby was found guilty, Clinton never was.

So your point is?

That justice is what feels right for you?

That you know, deep down in your heart that Justice is no longer blind in the US and you lose respect for it?

Is David Vitter just another Pampered politician? I guess that Depends.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Are you joking? The Gannon thing was heavily covered and he is an absolute nobody.[/quote]

The Gannon thing wasn’t a story in the mainstream media, just blogs and maybe some cable coverage. Compare the ratings of any cable station to the major networks, they are worlds apart. Ask anyone who Jeff Gannon is, and 9 out of 10 people will give you a blank look.

Larry Flynt says that he has 30 more names that he’s working on. That’s totally separate than the list of phone numbers that the DC Madam gave… Flynt took out an ad, offering a reward for information. Of the hundreds of leads he got, he has whittled it down to 30. He says he’s not against men paying prostitutes for sex, just against politicians who pay prostitutes while using morality or ‘family values’ as a campaign slogan.

I’m curious to see how this develops. I bet that any DC politician who has hired a prostitute now feels tremendous pressure and tension, wondering if they are on Flynt’s list.

[quote]orion wrote:
JeffR wrote:

bota,

Thanks. I never defended libby scooter.

Apology accepted.

JeffR

But what about the man pardoning him?

The one sworn “to uphold the law”?

The one protecting his own staff by pardoning Libby?

What is he, in contempt of the law or just plain incompetent?[/quote]

He was not pardoned. His excessive jail time was commuted but he was still fined and his conviction stands.

[quote]Brad61 wrote:
Is David Vitter just another Pampered politician? I guess that Depends.

Zap Branigan wrote:
Are you joking? The Gannon thing was heavily covered and he is an absolute nobody.

The Gannon thing wasn’t a story in the mainstream media, just blogs and maybe some cable coverage. Compare the ratings of any cable station to the major networks, they are worlds apart. Ask anyone who Jeff Gannon is, and 9 out of 10 people will give you a blank look.
[/quote]

It was well covered in the MSM. You have selective memory.