« Of Men and Laws | Main | Gonzales Caught in Another Lie »

Senator Vitter: DC Madam casualty?

Oh boy... In a statement last night, Senator David Vitter (R-LA) apologized for a "very serious sin." That sin? Paying for services rendered by a, um, shall we say, lady of the night:

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.

Well, that's good to hear. It's all in his past. Probably just one time, too! And, of course, everyone involved has forgiven him. You know. God. His wife. Everyone.

Update: Back when he was running for Senate, Vitter denied allegations of an 11 month affair with a prostitute. From a March 2004 statement by Vitter:

I think you know that that allegation is absolutely and completely untrue ... I have said that on numerous occassions... I'll say that in any forum... Unfortuanately, that's just crass Louisiana politics, now that I am running for the Senate. I have made that clear that it is alll completely untrue ... And, it's obviously politically motivated.

Yes. Obviously politically motivated. Vitter, on the other hand, was motivated by something else... Hopefully, we'll see some clips of Monday night's statements juxtaposed with this one from his Senate campaign in the coming onslaught of news coverage.



ThinkProgress has a choice quote:
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) first got his start in Congress after replacing former Rep. Bob Livingston (R-LA), who “abruptly resigned after disclosures of numerous affairs” in 1998. At the time, Vitter argued that an extramarital affair was grounds for resignation:

“I think Livingston’s stepping down makes a very powerful argument that Clinton should resign as well and move beyond this mess,” he said. [Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 12/20/98]

Post a comment

Get GLONO merch!