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07/10/2007

The sanctity of...madams?

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 10-40This is David Vitter, speaking in October of 2005 about LaFayette, LA, an area that was devastated by a pair of hurricanes:

"Unfortunately, it’s the crossroads where Katrina meets Rita. I always knew I was against same-sex unions."

Oh, isn't that funny? Making light of natural disasters so as to condemns monogamy-craving gays? A real f***in' knee slapper that!

Vitter cut the comedy when speaking in 2006 about debate over the proposed federal marriage amendment (which he co-sponsored). He said during June of last year:

"I think this debate is very healthy, and it's winning a lot of hearts and minds. I think we're going to show real progress"

Then once that ban failed, he said this about the American public's attitudes on "one man, one woman" marriages:

Eventually, Congress is going to have to catch up to the wisdom of the American people or the American people will change Congress for the better.

So a real beacon of traditional, moral, marriage-loving light, right?

Well, hypocrisy, thy name is conservative, "pro-family" Senator. Here Vitter is speaking this week about his (alleged) trysts with the so-called "D.C. Madam":

"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."

Wow, Dave. You know, this writer may not be "traditionally coupled" in your eyes. But you know what? NEVER ONCE HAVE I HAD THE DESIRE TO CHEAT ON MY PARTNER! Maybe it's just that I'm too busy wrecking society and eating babies in order to fuel my dangerous, societal corrupting agenda to have affairs, but I really don't think so. I think it's just that when you find someone who feels like your soul mate and pledge a life commitment to that person, the situation should feel just so comfy and right, you feel almost physically incapable of ever breaking that bond. I certainly feel that. I don't even have to question that my partner feels the same. Why not you, Dave? Don't you value the "institution of marriage"?

It may sound harsh of us to criticize you for this, Mr. Vitter. But don't worry, Senator -- while it stings at first to have your commitment debated and scrutinized in the public arena or put to public opinion, you so eventually get used to it!

Senator's Number on 'Madam' Phone List [WaPo]

**UPDATE: Oh, and here is Vitter in 2004:

Vitter Statement on Protecting the Sanctity of Marriage

This is a real outrage. The Hollywood left is redefining the most basic institution in human history, and our two U.S. Senators won’t do anything about it.

We need a U.S. Senator who will stand up for Louisiana values, not Massachusetts’s values. I am the only Senate Candidate to coauthor the Federal Marriage Amendment; the only one fighting for its passage. I am the only candidate proposing changes to the senate rules to stop liberal obstructionists from preventing an up or down vote on issues like this, judges, energy, and on and on.

Yea, it's "the Hollywood left" that's destroying marriage? And it's those "Massachusetts values" that are destroying that nation? Funny, we could have sworn concepts like being untruthful to your spouse or cheating on them with a madam were what's really futzing with matrimony. But what do we know? We enjoy both cinema and Martha's Vineyard.

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Your thoughts

Jeremy,

Not once, not ONCE, all day that this story has been on the news did I hear one media outlet cite Vitter as co-sponsor of the Federal Marriage Amendment.

Here's yet another example of the ultimate hypocrisy we have in Washington, and the most pointed and striking aspect the story is completely ignored.

But, kudos again, to you, Mr. Hooper.

Posted by: Mike | Jul 10, 2007 3:40:13 PM

Here's an idea for an ad for ole' Davie.

--sound of Ton Loc's Wild Thing in the Background---

Cue Screen of a black and white silhouette of a exotic dancer in the foreground while a crawl with anti-Gay comments by Vitter runs along the bottom.

Eventually screen goes dark..White letters come up.. Apparently when Vitter talks about preserving marriage, he thinks that gay marriage caused him to sleep with that hooker...

--Stop Ton Loc Music--

Final shot..a woman, dressed as a prostitute, winks at the screen (exactly like the white woman in the anti-Harold Ford ads) and says..."Davie, call me". The woman should look like a cross between Sue Crouch and Lil Kim..

Small print at the bottom: Paid for by the Cruise Boat Veterans for Truth..

End ad.

Posted by: Tom in Houston | Jul 10, 2007 4:34:17 PM

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