Sen. Vitter: Rachel Maddow Looked Like a Woman a ‘Long Time Ago’

July 17, 2010

(ChattahBox)—-Senator David Vitter (R-LA), the conservative “family values” lawmaker, has a problem with women. His fondness for prostitutes is well documented, as well as his hypocrisy. And this past week, Vitter shamelessly pandered to his fringe base, by lending credence to the birther conspiracy that President Obama is an illegal alien. He was just getting started. On Friday, Vitter appeared on a right-wing talk radio station in Louisiana, wherein he mocked MSNBC host Rachel Maddow for not looking like a woman. This man is a U.S. Senator and he behaves like a buffoonish frat boy. After receiving criticism, Vitter apologized to Maddow.

Let’s take a trip down hooker memory lane. Married and a father of four, Vitter was forced to admit to a “serious sin” of paying for hookers, when it was revealed that he was a frequent customer of the DC Madam. There were also allegations that Vitter frequented brothels in New Orleans, a scandal that plagued him during his campaign for the House.

And there is the more recent issue of Vitter’s decision to keep an aide on his Capitol Hill staff to work on women’s issues. The aide, Brent Furer was arrested in 2008 for menacing and stabbing his girlfriend, while he held her hostage, as he asked, “Do you want to die?” Vitter asked for Furer’s resignation, only after the media uncovered his background. And Vitter later tried to parse words and deny that Furer worked on women’s issues.

If by Vitter’s attack on Maddow’s appearance, he means that she doesn’t dress like a hooker, he is correct.

Maddow wears her brunette hair in a signature cropped style. Recently, her high school graduation picture surfaced, showing her with long blond locks and Vitter and his frat boy pals attacked her current appearance, as not womanly enough:

“MALE HOST: I wonder if Senator Vitter is ever going to post, like, maybe the video of the first time he was on the floor of the Senate. If I have to show the way I looked the first time I was on TV, you should do that too.

VITTER: We should go further back than that, how about high school yearbook?

MALE HOST: Oh yeah.

VITTER: De La Salle marching band.

MALE HOST: That’d be cool. Well you know, with Rachel Maddow they had that picture of her…

FEMALE HOST: Looking like a woman.

MALE HOST: Yeah it was really bizarre.

VITTER: [LAUGHS]: Must have been a long time ago.


Vitter later sent a letter of apology to Rachel Maddow:

“Dear Rachel,

Regarding my remark during a radio conversation today, I apologize.

The hosts made their comment and I obviously chimed in. While we do not usually agree on the issues, I do not think you deserved that comment.



Lesser scandals have spelled the end of Congressional careers. But not only did Vitter not resign after the DC prostitute scandal, he is also running for reelection. And despite a last-minute primary challenge, Vitter has a very good chance of keeping his senate seat.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/dsb nola /Derek Bridges/Louisiana Senator David Vitter at 9/12 Tea Party event on 9/19/09 (rain delay) at a Holiday Inn in Covington, LA.


6 Responses to “Sen. Vitter: Rachel Maddow Looked Like a Woman a ‘Long Time Ago’”

  1. sheik camel toe on July 17th, 2010 5:27 pm


    CNN has some real zingers on “Diapers” Vitter!

  2. Mickey Paviol on July 18th, 2010 1:43 am

    It just demonstrates what a small xenophobic world the christianist right wing lives in, where it is politically correct only to talk to other people who look and think as they do. Vitter, Sanford and Ensign aren’t real men, they are chauvinistic, self absorbed, family destroying leeches.

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  4. Adrian Snare on July 18th, 2010 11:42 pm

    Vitter acts as a two year old. That people elected him, is not a good reflection on them. That he is a Republican says volumes about todays so-called Republicans.
    And I could care less if he frequents prostitutes…..
    If the Democrats are careful and become united, they could be completely swept into office and the conservatives/tea-baggers/libertarians will be out in the cold.

  5. sheik camel toe on July 19th, 2010 1:22 am

    Wait….did I say White Power? I meant……well….White Power! I am a Repuke, ya know! LOL!

  6. sheik camel toe on July 19th, 2010 5:59 pm

    It is very, very difficult for Americans and everyone else to believe that 9-11 was an external terrorist attack.

    When the truth comes out, the World is going to go absolutely APESHIT.

    Hang ’em high, boys……hang ’em high.

    There is sooooooooo much info and video posted online that its almost impossible to logically go along with this “theory” anymore.

    Lie lie lie…we die die die. Yay team!

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