Witness for the Prostitution

From The Times-Picayune:

WASHINGTON — The woman accused of being the “D.C. Madam” plans to call Sen. David Vitter, R-La., as a defense witness, her attorney said in court Monday as the high-profile racketeering and money-laundering trial got under way.

Vitter’s name is among those listed as potential witnesses at the outset of the trial of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, 52, who ran a $250-per-hour escort service that the government says was a front for prostitution. Palfrey has said her business was a legitimate escort service and her employees signed contracts stating that they would not do anything illegal.

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And not one ‘Atta Boy! for being so much more thrifty than Eliot Spitzer! What kind of values does this country have?

Being listed as a witness does not automatically mean that Vitter will be called to testify. His attorney asked U.S. District Judge James Robertson last week to quash the subpoena, saying that his client would refuse to answer questions citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, which would not help Palfrey’s case. Robertson refused to void the subpoena.

Don’t plead the Fifth, senator, drink a fifth! It will help ease the pain. Then slap on a diaper, and things won’t look so glum.

“I’d guess the Fifth Amendment response would not play well at all, and would draw a response of ‘What has he got to hide?’ from many people,” said Michael Johnston, a political scientist from Colgate University who has written about the public’s perception of corruption.

Johnston said a better political course would be to “get the story out there and put up with the bad publicity and Jay Leno jokes for a few more days.” Vitter is not up for re-election until 2010.

It seems that David is not holding up too well under the pressure. From the Gonazles Weekly Citizen:

A car carrying U.S. Sen. David Vitter ran into a stop sign in the Gonzales Police Department parking lot Monday morning as the senator was attempting to evade members of the media, including the Gonzales Weekly Citizen, following a Town Hall forum event at Gonzales City Hall.

No one was injured in the incident, but the car ’Äì in which Vitter was a passenger ’Äì sped away from the scene with visible, but light damage following the wreck.


Following Monday’s forum, Vitter made a brief statement apologizing for what he called “a very serious sin” and quickly left without fielding follow-up questions from members of the media.

“I want to reiterate how sorry I am for causing real pain to the people I love so dearly, including the people of Louisiana,” Vitter said. “With that, I’m going to stay hard at work and keep a real busy schedule today.”

But hold on, kids! There is a heartwarming side to this story!

From The Hill:

Embattled Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R) is getting support from fellow Republicans who say he should not resign over a public sex scandal — including from someone who can speak from experience.

Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was among several GOP senators who say Vitter’s testimony in the “D.C. Madam” prostitution case should not compel his resignation.

“First and foremost, in these kinds of issues, it’s the state and the relationship you have with your state that really determines where you ought to go,” Craig said. “That was certainly my case. The Senate itself wasn’t going to judge me. I would allow the citizens of my state to do so. And there is still strong support there.”

Isn’t that just adorable? I always say, when you need a moral compass, the first person to call is Senator Larry Craig!

Remember, kids, it’s Wednesday, so visit me at American Street!


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12 responses to “Witness for the Prostitution

  1. jeb

    I don’t care how amoral elected Rethug pols have to be, If I’m getting moral support from Senator wide-stance, it may be time to check the mirror and see if I still have a reflection.

  2. nonnie9999

    😆 i wonder if getting into trouble tapped into some corner of larry craig’s mind where an iota of empathy existed, or if he is just so lonely and desperate for a friend that he thought that maybe vitter would sit with him at lunch if he stuck up for him….. 😳 maybe stuck up is a poor choice of words when speaking about larry craig.

  3. jlms qkw - jenn

    is that his wifey-poo in the background? you really need a pic of her in the leopard print outfit, i think.

  4. nonnie9999

    yep, that’s wendy. and that’s deborah jeane in the foreground with her special david vitter supplies. also in the background is the capitol building. i think that if you look really, really, really, really, really, really, really closely, maybe larry craig is in one of the windows with a tear in his eye. 😥

  5. jlms qkw - jenn

    when we were in WDC, i was careful to keep the children away from larry craig. it was difficult. but a man who doesn’t know himself doesn’t need to be around my kids.

  6. nonnie9999

    when you stop and think about it, a friendship between craig and vitter could work out very well. after all, vitter doesn’t need to use the bathroom since he likes to wear diapers. therefore, he won’t be turning old larry on, so they can keep their friendship on a platonic level. 😀

  7. jlms qkw - jenn

    oh! i was very very careful in the bathrooms at union station!

  8. You all are too funny, foreal!

  9. nonnie9999

    hi coffeestainednews!
    welcome to the raisin! 😀
    i was just reading your about us over at coffeestainednews, and it is quite interesting. i will return when my eyes are not quite so bleary. i hope you will visit here again soon! 🙂

  10. i hope the dear madam gives us details about vitter’s private parts….

    then again,,,,,,,

  11. nonnie9999

    😆 i would bet that her testimony on that matter would be very short. 😉