Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter has been named as one of those ensconced in the “Little Black Book” of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the DC “Madam” presently charged with running a prostitution ring.
Vitter says of the matter:
“This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible. Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. 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.”
That’s alright then. He’s asked for forgiveness from God and his wife.
Vitter is one of the most vocal anti-gay Republicans in the party. In 2005, he compared the idea of gay marriage to hurricanes Rita and Katrina, presumably suggesting they were the wrath of God, when he said:
“It’s the crossroads where Katrina meets Rita. I always knew I was against same-sex unions.
And in 2006, while debating an amendment to the Constitution banning same sex marriages, he said:
“I don’t believe there’s any issue that’s more important than this one … I think this debate is very healthy, and it’s winning a lot of hearts and minds. I think we’re going to show real progress.”
Obviously he’s a man of huge moral character, placing his anti-gay ethics above even the thousands of innocents slaughtered in Iraq.
“I don’t believe there’s any issue that’s more important than this one …”
What a pity his high moral stance didn’t keep him from buying himself sex. Still, perhaps God and his wife have forgiven him after all.
Will the rest of us?
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