Sen. Vitter, Family Values, Hookers and ‘Serious Sin’ (Video)

August 15, 2010

(ChattahBox)–Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) likes hookers. His phone number was discovered in the lengthy client list of the so-called “DC Madam” two-years ago. And he has been linked to patronizing high-priced brothels in New Orleans. After the DC Madam scandal, the “family values” politician held a painful to watch news conference with his wife by his side, admitting he had committed a “serious sin.” Did Vitter resign? No. Has he suffered any political consequences at all? No. Strangely, the media and his political opponents have largely given Vitter a pass, although he has become somewhat of a laughing stock. But a new scandal involving a close aide, arrested for stabbing his girlfriend and threatening to kill her, brought renewed attention to Vitter’s problem with women. Vitter assigned the aide to work on woman’s issues.

Vitter’s challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-LA) is not being shy about drawing attention to Vitter’s penchant for hookers. Melancon is going after Vitter’s past with hookers and his problems with women in a big way, with a new TV ad and a website, “Serious Sin.”

Melancon’s ad is devastating. Talking Points Memo has the scoop:

“In the ad, which features scenes from the press conference where Vitter and his wife talked about the “serious sins” he committed, the female narrator ties Vitter’s extramarital dalliances with prostitutes and his women’s issues staffer with a history of domestic violent to some of Vitter’s votes on women’s issues.”

“We know how David Vitter handled his ‘serious sin.’ And when David Vitter’s staffer violently abused his girlfriend, Senator Vitter let him keep his job — working on women’s issues. David Vitter on women: he voted against equal pay for equal work; against coverage for mammograms; even against protections for women raped on the job. David Vitter: for women, his ‘serious sin’ isn’t even his worst.”

Watch it:


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