David Vitter’s Prostitutes (Finally) Become A Campaign Issue

Charlie Melaconan’s closing ad in the Louisiana Senate race doesn’t hold anything back:

Unfortunately for Melancon it’s most likely too little, too late:

Without meaning to offend any residents of The Pelican State, this is Louisiana so I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised that consorting with prostitutes isn’t considered a bar to high office.

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2010, Quick Takes, US Politics
Doug Mataconis
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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020.

Comments

  1. DC Loser says:

    Hey, give the guy a break! He was just stimulating the economy.

  2. LA dude... says:

    >Without meaning to offend any residents of The Pelican State, this is Louisiana so I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised that consorting with prostitutes isn’t considered a bar to high office.

    Oh pleeease. Because the only people to ever get re-elected after a scandal are from Louisiana? Is you freaking stupid?

    Really.

  3. wr says:

    This would have been an issue if Republicans actually cared about morality. But they don’t, except when they can use it as a club against their opponents. Anything a right-winger does is fine. Force your maid to get you illegal drugs? Not a problem. Hire hookers? Whatever.

    It’s basically the same with “fiscal conservatism.” Republicans can bankrupt the country shovelling money to their cronies, and the right doesn’t care at all. It’s only an issue to use against Democrats.

    It would be nice if the Dems figured this out some day…

  4. LA dude... says:

    I just noticed…. you’re from Virgina?

    I guess you never heard of Chuck Robb huh?

    Only in Virgina would people believe their Governor was naked in a hotel getting a massage from a beauty queen but never had sex with her. And then let him severe another decade in the Senate.

    You dumbass.

  5. Actually I think most Virginians would tell you that Chuck Robb may be the only man in America to be dumb enough to be alone in a hotel room getting a naked massage from a beauty queen and NOT have sex with her.

    Seriously, though, dude……learn to take a joke

  6. mantis says:

    RINO, you forgot your meds again.

  7. Janis Gore says:

    Had a piece in the mail from Wendy, Mr. Vitter’s wife.

    My guess is that he’s heard a lot about family values in the intervening months.

  8. PD Shaw says:

    As a former Louisiana voter, I still have a bumper sticker somewhere that says:

    “Vote for the Crook, It’s Important” *

    This ain’t nothing.

    * Explanation: Vote for the Crook (Edwin Edwards) over the White Supremacist (David Duke)

  9. Janis Gore says:

    My reaction, too, PD. Hell, the women weren’t dead, were they?

  10. Janis Gore says:

    The problem Melancon has, Mr. Mataconis, is that there’s not a nickel’s worth of difference between the two cadidates’ votes.

    Given a choice, I’d just as soon keep Vitter out of state in a place where such activity is sanctioned, not teaching our vulnerable children at Tulane. 🙂

  11. So sending Vitter to Washington is really about protecting the good women of Louisiana……I get it now

  12. Janis Gore says:

    Well, yes, darlin’.

  13. Janis Gore says:

    And he’ll be happier there.

  14. Bob says:

    He made a mistake – he’s only human and I don’t think the prostitution thing should follow him forever.
    Furthermore, if the only other choice I have is Charlie Melancon, then there is no choice but Mr. Vitter.