Sen. David Vitter is getting some help from unexpected places. The embattled and hypocritical "family values" Republican exposed as serial adulterer and prostitution client is being defended by ... Sen. Larry Craig, the embattled and hypocritical "family values" Republican senator exposed a serial men's room cruiser. With friends like these ....
Lawyers for Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called D.C. Madam, "have called on Vitter to testify in the upcoming case." Last year, Vitter admitted to a "serious sin" and refused to elaborate, but, at least two New Orleans calls girls provided the sordid details.
Craig is one of several Republican senators who say Vitter's expected testimony should not compel him to resign. in” but has spoken little about it since, and his office did not respond to calls for comment Tuesday. "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 tells The Hill. "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."
"Is" there? Republicans in Idaho and in Washington are still outraged after Craig's promise to serve out the remaining 15 months of his term, despite a court ruling that left intact his guilty plea in the sex sting at Minneapolis International Airport. At least five other gay men describe having sex, or, being propositioned by the de-closeted right-wing, anti-gay Idaho Republican. But hey, it's touching to see the "family values" crowd stick together ...
Craig Offers Support to Vitter [The Hill]
Some Background ...
A Tale of Two Cities [Advocate]
Anti-Gay Vitter on DC Madam's Client List [R20]
Vitter Subpoenaed Regarding Prostitutes [R20]
Report: Anti-Gay Senator Patronized Brothel [R20]
"Romney Threw Me Under the Bus" [R20]
Craig Inducted into Idaho Hall of Fame [R20]
5 Gay Men Describe Sexual Encounters with Craig [R20]
Senate Republicans Knew About "Closeted" Larry Craig's "Weird Problem" [R20]
Larry Craig Vows to Remain in Office [R20]
Larry Craig Pays a Surprise Visit to Senate [R20]
News: Larry Craig Latest, David Vitter [R20]
Larry Craig Latest: "Not Guilty!" [R20]
Craig Latest: Wasn't Going to Run for Re-Election [R20]
Craig Latest: Maybe I Won't Resign After All [R20]
Craig Resigns Senate Seat [R20]
RNC to Larry Craig: Resign or Else [R20]
NY Post Runs "Are You a Gay Senator?" Quiz [R20]
Idaho's Largest Paper Calls for Craig's Resignation [R20]