Is It Enough, And Do We Believe Him?

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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