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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:49 PM
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Vitter to make statement today
Source: NOLA

After remaining in seclusion since his telephone number turned up last week in the records of an escort service in Washington, D.C., Senator David Vitter will make a public statement this afternoon at the Sheraton Galleria in Metairie.

Thus far, Vitter has only apologized for committing "a serious sin," a regret he reiterated in an email to supporters.

His office announced today that Vitter would appear at 5:05 p.m. before heading back to Washington. His staff did not indicate what the senator might say.

Vitter has not responded to allegations which resurfaced last week that he was a regular customer of a prostitute who went by the name of Wendy Cortez when he was a state representative in the late 1990s. He has previously denied that allegation.

Read more: http://blog.nola.com/times-picayune/2007/07/vitter_to_m...
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:50 PM
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1. "Ga, goo, goo, ga."
"I want my mommy!"
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:52 PM
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2. He ought to apologize to Bill and Hillary Clinton for starters.
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 01:52 PM by CottonBear
What a hypocritical bastard I wonder if he's gonna cry like Jimmy Swaggert and beg for forgiveness?

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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:57 PM
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10. Yep. It is the hypocrisy that really bugs me. I'd like to smack some of that
poop out of him.

Saying sorry just does not cut it.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:11 PM
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16. no.
first, to his kids, then the little lady, then his voters, church groups, and supporters, then hillary and Bill. Except for the last two folks, all of those should be in private. His apology to Bill and Hill should be aired on CNN, Faux & MSGOP.

still, in his shoes, I would be looking online for a locking, stainless steel jockstrap.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:52 PM
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3. He has been SAVED and Jesus has told him to go back
to DC and fight for families. :grr:

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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:52 PM
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4. You just know everyone will be wondering if he's wearing....
trying hard not to stare at his pants...but staring nonetheless..and wondering...is he or isn't he...

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ProgressiveEconomist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:18 PM
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21. "Senator, how do we know you're not wearing a diaper right now"? James Carville
might ask that question. But I suspect neither he nor anyone like him will be there, and Vitter's PR flacks will have insisted on all reporters' acquiescence to strict groundrules.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:52 PM
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25. He seems too gutless to face his constituents: he canceled his "town meeting" today
so whatever "statement" he "issues" at 5 in Metairie, I bet he won't take many questions

Senator David Vitter Cancels Louisiana Appearance
U.S. Sen. David Vitter has cancelled the town hall meeting he had earlier scheduled for Monday in Greensburg, his office announced today and that Vitter is returning to Washington, D.C., for votes in the U.S. Senate. ~snip~ http://www.bayoubuzz.com/News/Louisiana/Politics/Senato...
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:00 PM
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27. I was talking about the reporters
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 03:03 PM by Solly Mack
I saw earlier where he canceled the other....figured he'd make a "brief" statement...
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:47 PM
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33. Well, that's this hypocritical bastard's cross to bear from now on, innit?
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 03:48 PM by calimary
If you don't wanna do the time, vitter, then don't do the crime. Or at least use a public phone booth...

:nopity:

Hey, he made his bed. So to speak. It'll be there with the covers turned down in the back of everyone's mind for years. Come to think of it, even if he hangs on, and "survives" this, perhaps that's the sweetest revenge of all! I mean, can you even think about him without getting A) grossed out or B) hysterical with laughter? You wouldn't be alone in that, either. Way to go, vitter! Thanks oodles!

:party:

on edit - Hey! Look at those little smilies! A "'nopity' 'party'"! :rofl:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:39 PM
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43. Exactly. It's fairly impossible to take a Senator seriously when you
know he's wearing diapers for shits and giggles.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:52 PM
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5. "I've moved on to pull-ups because i'm a big kid now"
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 01:53 PM by chimpsrsmarter
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:55 PM
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9. Mommy -- wow!
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:53 PM
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6. Yet another Pampered politician.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:53 PM
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7. Prediction
He's going into rehab.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:59 PM
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11. no, toilet-training.
:rofl:
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:15 PM
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28. LOL
:rofl:
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DangerDave921 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:54 PM
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8. what?
What statement could he make? "Um, I really like fu--ing hookers." Duh! I think we already know that.

I think his wife better get an HIV test. And a good divorce lawyer. And a new house so she can leave his ass and take the kids.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:55 PM
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36. Welcome to DU! Actually, he'd be getting off (so to speak) easy if
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 03:55 PM by calimary
what happens to him is what you describe. Remember, she was once quoted as saying she'd behave more like Lorena Bobbitt than Hillary if her man was caught messing around.

:scared:

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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:25 PM
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40. and hide the knives
she said she's more like Lorena Bobbitt than Hillary Clinton.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:02 PM
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12. "I'm now in rehab blah blah, with the help of the Lord Jesus blah blah,
my wife and I are closer blah blah, still have a lot to accomplish in the Senate blah blah, thank my colleagues and the people of Louisiana for their support and forgiveness blah blah, I just did a doody in my pants but my wife will change me from now on blah blah, look forward to addressing the challenges that America faces blah blah, renewed committment to my marriage and my responsibilities to the people of Louisiana blah blah..."


How'd I do?
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:23 PM
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22. perfection!...you have a gift for Washington-speak
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:42 PM
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23. Thanks!
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:04 PM
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13. He'll probably come out with some lie, like he was
interviewing them for office jobs, or some smacked-ass excuse like that, and then expect the American people to believe him!!!
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:08 PM
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14. He must be going into hooker rehab
to get "cured"
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splat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:09 PM
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15. Does anybody think he'll resign? What's the word on the street? n/t
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:11 PM
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17. Just my opinion but I bet he doesn't
He'll be there with his wife and all will be forgiven.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:12 PM
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18. if he were a man of his word, a man of principle, he would resign. ERGO
no fucking chance. Being neither, he will stick on as long as the voters permit.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:13 PM
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19. What wife would stand by a guy who is now known to get a boner
from his own poopy diaper?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:15 PM
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20. He's a Senator. He'll NEVER resign. The Repukes need him in that seat.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:46 PM
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24. I. Did. Not. Have. Infantile. Relations. With. That. Woman.
nt
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:56 PM
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26. Some very good comments on that blog.
Like this one. Very good points.

Posted by RiverToLake on 07/16/07 at 1:33PM

It would nice to see our local paper actually report on this, and not just do stenography, repeating what Vitter or his camp has announced.

For example: how many times and in what contexts was Vitter asked about the rumors of his seeing prosititutes in the past? When and to whom has he lied to about this, in public venues or meeting with private supporters?

And how did he pay for these visits? They began about the time he and his wife started having kids. They also purchased a very nice home in the NOLA area. I'd like to know how, with the expenses of kids and a new home, and campaigning costs, he was able to drop thousands of dollars on expensive call girls here and in DC, without his wife noticing. Were lobbyists paying for some of these visits?

These are all appropriate questions for our paper of record to take on. Why aren't we seeing some actual journalism happening here?
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:17 PM
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29. He hopes he can sneak it all in under the filibuster and other stories today.
He was probably praying for a major terrorist attack, but god didn't grant him one. Poor guy.
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:19 PM
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30. He'll just tell us his wife has accepted his apology,
Right after she cut off his tallywhacker.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:26 PM
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31. He'll have moved past contrite. He'll be angry today ...
amd he'll be placing blame on the media amd others for "playing partisan politics." There won't be any form of apology issued from his camp, or him, today.
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PetrusMonsFormicarum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:40 PM
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32. Does Vitter wear boxers or briefs?
DEPENDS!

The only statement this ass clown needs to make is that he is resigning immediately. Anything else, and he is fair game for any and all. Larry Flynt already has this guy in his sights no matter what statement he makes, and Flynt is just wealthy enough to put up a few billboards or maybe even score some national airtime.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:48 PM
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34. My money's on his revealing he has "alcohol problems and is going into rehab." n/t
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 03:49 PM by quiet.american
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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:52 PM
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35. Vitter "I'm not Gay, I just like diapers with my hookers"
it was an amazing statement
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:55 PM
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37. US Senate Computer Used For Louisiana David Vitter Talking Points


Forum Name General Discussion: Politics
Topic subject US Senate Computer Used For Louisiana David Vitter Talking Points
Topic URL http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
3379901, US Senate Computer Used For Louisiana David Vitter Talking Points
Posted by rodeodance on Sun Jul-15-07 05:56 PM




US Senate Computer Used For Louisiana David Vitter Talking Points






The documentation of the talking points is the metatag which is coded in Microsoft Word software.
Because of the metatags, these talking points came directly from the US Senate but it is uncertain who
drafted or copied the content. Nonetheless, they were likely written or copied and dissiminated by an
individual with access to Microsoft Word from a Senate computer.



The content of the talking points are evidence of an orchestrated device to create support for Senator
Vitter at a time when he has not made any public appearances since the breaking of the D.C. Madam
story.



The document is further evidence that a US government institution is being used for political purposes
instead of governmental purposes.



The word document did not have the name of the author, nor did it have the identity of the organization
such as the U.S. Office of David Vitter which would indicate that it was an official document or
press release from that office. Also, it did not have a heading or symbol that it was from any
political organization such as the Friends of David Vitter or the National Republican Party
which would be a political document.

...................
Written by: BayouBuzz Staff
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:36 PM
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38. He can say all he wants but the bottom line is he broke the law
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 04:37 PM by Feeney2
in these states by soliciting women with money for sex. So he can say all he wants about this being a personal matter between him and his family, he should not be left off the hook for this. If course, he could use his time to ask Congress to enact laws to legalize prostitution, a victim-less crime.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:01 PM
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39. He's resigning to work for P&G, Pampers, Pull-Ups Division
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:35 PM
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41. Perhaps he was investigating day-care access in the state
The diaper thing would have been necessary to go undercover and get the full scoop.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:37 PM
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42. I want to ding a ling lang my dang a lang ling long
You people! My computer crashed, and I come back on line, and this is what I find! Shame on us.



But it feels so good.
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