Posted by | January 15, 2009 12:35 | Filed under: Top Stories

Only one senator on the Foreign Relations Committee voted not to bring the nomination of Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State to the Senate floor for a full vote.  That senator is Louisiana’s David Vitter, a one-time client of the infamous DC Madam.


In a statement, Vitter called former President Bill Clinton’s foundation a “multimillion dollar minefield of conflicts of interest.”


“This could produce explosions at any minute, particularly concerning the Middle East where we least need them,” Vitter said.


Vitter, who refused to forgive Bill Clinton for his sins of the flesh, nevertheless praised his own confession and forgiveness when caught defiling his marriage.

“Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling,” Vitter continued. “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.”


While Vitter goes on with his career, having suffered no legal consequences for the illegal activity of prostitution, the DC Madam, Debra Jean Palfrey (below), took her life as a result of the scandal that resulted in her being victimized by, as she described in her suicide note, “a modern day lynching.”



Ironically, Vitter began his national career by replacing former Congressman Bob Livingston, who resigned his seat after confessing to “numerous affairs” in 1998.  At the time, Vitter called for Bill Clinton to resign the presidency because of extramarital activity.

“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]


But when the post-cheating Vitter returned to DC for a victory tour, he was lauded at a Republican luncheon with a standing ovation.  Maybe that’s because they loved how he ran for office on family values and co-authored the Federal Marriage Amendment.  Here is a touching montage of Vitter’s 2004 family values campaign commericals, with some interesting props: his kids:

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