Monday, March 17, 2008

Whither Goeth David Vitter?

Nowhere, apparently, because, as Vitter says, "Anybody who looks at the two cases [his and Eliot Spitzer's] will see there is an enormous difference between the two of them. The people that are trying to draw comparisons to the two cases are people who've never agreed with me on important issues like immigration and other things."

Well, now we all understand. That explains why Sen. Vitter is still in the US Senate and why his fellow family-values Republican senators seem OK with that. There are prostitution scandals and prostitution scandals, and, according to Vitter and the Republicans in the Senate, Vitter's prostitution scandal doesn't meet the resignation test.

Sen. Vitter's quote taken from the Times-Picayune.

9 comments:

Jim said...

Rule of thumb, Mimi, if you're a Republican and it's not a boy, you don't have to resign. God forgives those with an (R) after their name; he doesn't converse as freely with (D)'s.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Jim, of course, you're right, but I'm going to keep beating on this poor horse, even if he's dead.

PseudoPiskie said...

Maybe it's because nobody trusted Vitter in the first place unlike Spitzer.

susankay said...

Oh my -- I hadn't realized that he was checking for prostitutes' green cards. Silly me -- I had thought it was probably about sex not immigration.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Piskie, you're right. Vitter was never well-liked even before his transgressions came to light. We would not be losing influence if he went, because he doesn't have much anyway.

SusanKay, silly you. Try to keep up.

pj said...

Hookers, drugs, child abuse, animal cruelty, armed robbery, mass murder: they're all okay if you're a republican!

Tra la la.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Orrrrrr IOKIYAR.

Dennis said...

Republicans can get away with it (in their mind) because they have no shame.

They have no shame because they think that they are voting the way that God wants them to, hence God needs them there, hence they are ok.

It must be a lovely delusion to live under.

Sin freely that grace may abound, I suppose.

Grandmère Mimi said...

I wonder if they know better deep down, or if they are truly oblivious of the reality of their hypocrisy.