Twitter? What about Vitter?

I’ve been reading this a lot lately. If Weiner goes, Vitter goes. I agree. The problem is the difference in circumstances.

David Vitter is the GOP Senator from Louisiana. His scandal happened in 2007. With America’s horrible collective memory, it might as well have happened in 1907. To jog that memory, he had a penchant for hookers. And a diaper fetish. Damn. What is it with Republican sex scandals? They have to add that extra special something. A kinky twist. From foot tapping in public restrooms to age play?

Anyway, he had madams on speed dial on both the Hill and in his home state of Louisiana. July 2007 was probably the worst month of Vitter’s life. In Washington, his number was found in phone records of Deborah Palfrey, the “DC Madam.” In Louisiana, Jeanette Maier, “The Canal Street Madam” said that he used his services in the 1990s. There was no evidence, but a New Orleans prostitute on diaper duty back then passed a lie detector test.

The raging hypocrite released a statement shortly after the DC Madam revelation:

This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible. 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.

A week later, he held the press conference of shame with his absolutely horrified wife by his side. Vitter dug in his heels and was even able to get re-elected. He’s still quite popular with voters in Louisiana.

I know. How was that even possible? Vitter had a horseshoe up his ass called, “before he was Senator.” The Senate Ethics Committee didn’t pursue an investigation because this happened before he was Senator. He also avoided criminal prosecution because of the rabbit’s foot called “the statute of limitations.” Because all of this hooker buying happened years before the scandal broke, the statute of limitations had expired. He is one lucky bastard.

Even though he didn’t, I wish he resigned. Come on. Being a member of party of family values and buying sex – and diapers – on the side? David Vitter is proof that there is life after scandal. I’m wondering if this is why Weiner won’t resign. Does he think, “Screw resigning. This guy had illegal hooker Huggies sex and got re-elected?”

Despite Weiner’s refusal, the ethics investigation might make that irrelevant. Mama Nancy herself is calling for this investigation. It doesn’t get worse than that. He just might be forced out of office.

Weiner lied, covered it up, and said sorry when Breitbart pulled the ace up his sleeve. The uncensored photo. Even if he doesn’t care that he let people down by lying to try and save his sorry ass, he should consider resigning for one reason. To save face. I think it would be less embarrassing if he stepped down now. Does he really want to wait until security escorts him out with his box of pictures and personal effects from his office?

Of course, there is life after a political scandal. For Vitter, it was remaining in the Senate because he paid for ass years before he was a Senator. For Weiner, it will probably be some kind of political consulting role. Despite the differences in circumstances, they share one similarity. Both are short-sighted, hypersexed pigs who think with their the little heads instead of their big ones.


12 responses to “Twitter? What about Vitter?

  • afrankangle

    The double standards on both sides of the aisle is what I’ve been thinking about. As one side asks for a resignation by someone of the other side, the one side seemingly seems to ignore what is going happening on their own side. Otherwise, it’s about political gaming – not good decisions and respectable behavior.

  • beaglezmom

    The double standard, like the poor, shall be with us always. Jesus mentioned something about ignoring the log in your eye while removing the splinter in another. It may just be endemic to the human condition.

    As for the logs in congress’ eyes — I personally think it would be fun if they played their little S & M games out in the open. At least C-SPAN would be more interesting.

    • Spinny Liberal

      I always read, “The poor shall be with us always” as a “f them.” Doesn’t mean we should stop trying to help.

      Hahaha. Mama Nancy would be the scariest domme in the history of BDSM.

      • beaglezmom

        Sooo true about Nancy, and you know Boehner would definitely be her sub! Eric Cantor is a switch. I’m sure of it.

        I always read “the poor…” as a very weary Jesus talking about the idea we are always going to have poor because we as a people have such a need for superiority we will push someone else down and keep them from rising. In context, the disciples were chiding a woman for an act of devotion more beautiful than anything they had done — so they get all pious about it and start saying “She should be thinking about the poor” — simply because they think it will gain them political points and shame her. So Jesus – who has to put up with their nonsense and in-fighting all the time – tells them there will always be poor (because of the way they are acting right now) but her act was a direct relational love and that is rare indeed.

        Even then people only thought about issues of the poor when it made a good soundbite.

      • Spinny Liberal

        Boehner is definitely a sub. The crying gives it away.

        Dang the practice sure is old.

  • lbwoodgate

    When Jesus said that the poor will always be with us it was because he knew there would always be selfish wealthy assholes who would ensure the plight of such people. Or at least that’s the way I see it.

  • nonnie9999

    i hope weiner doesn’t resign. the longer this goes on, i think that it’s going to backfire on the rethugs and on that piece of shit breitbart. if the dems are smart, every one of them should say, anthony weiner should resign…the day after david vitter does. they should also insist that all the rethugs should give back all the money donated to them by diaper dave and by yet-unindicted criminal john ensign. when they do that, the dems can give back the money they got from weiner.

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