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.