The Republican sex scandal hit parade keeps growing stronger. David Vitter, the Louisiana senator who was implicated but never charged in connection with the "DC Madam" scandal, has now been subpoenaed as part of the federal investigation. The Huffington Post reports the subpoena "calls on the freshman senator to testify at a federal court hearing Nov. 28 looking into the business operations of the $2 million escort service Deborah Jeane Palfrey operated in the nation's capital for 13 years."
This news is simply delicious. The anti-gay, "family values" Vitter acknowledges being a client of Palfrey's escort service but refuses to comment upon his relationship with other prostitutes. (Possibly because the call girls have publicly mocked Vitter's small pee-pee?) Earlier this week, The Hill reported the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force formally wrote a "strongly worded letter" to Ethics Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ranking Member Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), criticizing their investigation of closeted latrine queen Sen. Larry Craig (R-Minneapolis Airport) because "he allegedly solicited gay sex but has ignored allegations of impropriety involving Sen. David Vitter because Vitter’s alleged behavior was heterosexual."
There certainly is a double standard in the treatment of the well-publicized extra-curricular activities of the sleazy senators—we essayed this same topic in our new column—but the (stalled) investigation into Larry Craig was launched by his former friends in the Senate Republican caucus. They can initiate an investigation into Vitter or drop the probe that was launched of Craig. It's not our problem. But the thought of Vitter testifying under oath about hiring prostitutes ... that's precious.
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