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And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 10, 2007

Please stop, Mistress Jeanette!

Anyone who thought that the Palfrey revelations were the only instance of adultery in Professional Christian David Vitter’s life has turned out to be sadly mistaken:

U.S. Senator David Vitter visited a Canal Street brothel several times beginning in the mid-1990s, paying $300 per hour for services at the bordello after he met the madam at a fishing rodeo that included prostitutes and other politicians, according to Jeanette Maier, the “Canal Street Madam” whose operation was shut down by a federal investigators in 2001.

After they met, Maier said Vitter became a customer at the Mid-City brothel. He made several visits, she said, but had stopped coming before federal agents raided the brothel.


At the New Orleans brothel, Maier said Vitter spent time with several women, but preferred one in particular named Wendy. She said all the girls that were with Vitter described him as a kind, respectful man, who did not talk down to them or use drugs.

“I’m not out to ruin a marriage, I’m out to save a man,” Maier said. “I want his wife to know he’s a good man, I want his children to know he’s a good father. If he had sex out of wedlock, so what? At least he stayed with his children.”

Vitter and his wife, Wendy, have four children ages 13 and under.

Hey, looky! Vitter’s got a character witness!

Meanwhile: Do recall that in the earlier, non-Palfrey-related allegations concerning Vitter from 2004 and before, the name of his favored Canal Street hooker was Wendy Cortez.

Oh, and here’s a blast from the past:

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

Well, Senator Mess-Maker? You said last night that your sinning was over years and years ago. Well, Clinton’s affair had been over for nearly as long when you said the 1998 words — even as you yourself were sampling the wares on Canal Street. What’s good for the Big Dog is good for the crapweasel.

And now, for your listening pleasure, the National Emblem March, my favorite music to enjoy schadenfreude by. Daa da da da dada dada da da DA da, da da DA da, da da DA, da da DA…

Posted in eedjits, family values, hypocrites, Palfrey, Professional Christians, Republicans, Republicans acting badly, rightwing moral cripples | 7 Comments »

Vitter, Spelled V-I-C-T-I-M

Posted by MEC on July 10, 2007

Time Magazine has the spin for the revelation that Senator David Vitter used Debra Jean Palfrey’s escort service. The headline says it all:

Did Senator Vitter Get Hustled?

Members of a team assembled by self-described pornographer Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler, are understood to have identified Vitter’s name through their own analysis of Palfrey’s phone records. Flynt has a long record of exposing what he regards as “hypocrisy” on the part of politicians who tout family or religious values, while falling short in their own lives. Flynt recently placed a full page adverstisement in the Washington Post, asking, “Have you had a sexual encounter with a current member of the United States Congress or a high-ranking government official?” It went on to offer $1 million for documented evidence, and listed a toll-free number and an email address.

Could Palfrey and Flynt be working together? One of Flynt’s lead investigators, crime reporter Dan E. Moldea, was recently reported by the Washington Post to be having lunch with Palfrey. TIME has confirmed that he is helping her write a book currently being shopped to New York publishers which details her exploits as the “DC Madam”.

See, it wasn’t his fault! He was tricked! [No pun intended.] Trapped! Set up! Shame, shame on Larry Flynt for violating David Vitter’s privacy like that, and shame on Debra Jean Palfrey for providing a temptation Senator Vitter couldn’t resist. It’s all their fault.

How neatly these paragraphs distract from the unavoidable truth that Larry Flynt did not cause David Vitter to make those damning phone calls. But to othe Vichy media, it is not wrong for a Republican to commit a crime: it is wrong to reveal that a Republican committed a crime.

Posted in anti-truth, beat the press, Debra Jean Palfrey, hypocrites, Palfrey | 7 Comments »

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