Jul 172007

Senator David Vitter is the United States Senator who was on the phone records for the D.C. Madame. He went into exclusion for a while, then came to give a brief statement, have his wife pimp for him, and then duck out the back door as if nothing had happened. It was a pretty shameful display, and I’ve sent him the following letter: 

Hon. David Vitter
United States Senate
516 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator Vitter:

I watched your “press conference” today, and can’t begin to describe my disappointment. While I realize the political establishment is rife with hypocrisy, rarely have I seen a more arrogant display.

You march your wife in to attempt to shame the media and public because it is, “a private affair between a husband and wife.” You certainly didn’t feel that way when someone else (read Clinton) was involved, and in fact built your political career bashing Clinton and calling for his resignation for the same thing for which you are guilty. Why do you think you get a free pass?

You attempted to play the “victim card,” claiming this was all the fault of some of your political enemies. Hogwash Senator! Unless you have proof it was your political enemies calling the brothel from your phone, then this situation is entirely of your making.

I’m not a prude. I don’t care to hear the sexual proclivities of other people…even politicians. I agree it should be between a couple. The government and the media have no business in that part of anyone’s life, but you sir are the one that has taken the fight to the streets. You publicly bashed President Clinton; you demean gay people and try to restrict their rights to live in peace and love who they choose; you demand absolute moral purity from every elected official not “on your side” of the issues; you proclaim your absolute support for “family values” in the public discourse…so no sir, you don’t get a free pass.

You called on another politician to resign for his sexual promiscuity. I expect you to hold yourself to that same standard of conduct.

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