The faux family values of Sen. David Vitter are back in the news. A watchdog group has filed a complaint with Louisiana’s Office of Disciplinary counsel against the anti-gay Republican senator outed as a long-term client of prostitutes. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) wants Vitter's law license revoked, reports the Times Picayune.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said its request is related to Vitter’s recent request for a Justice Department investigation into ACORN, the community activist group with headquarters in New Orleans. Staffers in at least four ACORN offices around the country have been caught in a video sting giving advice to a couple pretending to be a prostitute and pimp looking for tax breaks and other assistance.
"Sen. Vitter’s zeal to see ACORN criminally investigated for offering advice in setting up a prostitution ring reminded me he has yet to be held accountable for his own role in a prostitution ring," said Melanie Sloan, CREW’s executive director. "While ACORN’s conduct is indefensible, so is Sen. Vitter’s and what is good for the goose is good for the gander."
Since being implicated in at least two prostitution scandals, the adulterous "family values" senator has sought to shore up his bona fides with conservative voters and co-sponsored the Marriage Protection Amendment. The other lead co-sponsor: Outed anti-gay and de-closeted, serial men's restroom cruiser Larry Craig. Read our column on Vitter and Craig in The Advocate.
In related news: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has refused to endorse Vitter's 2010 re-election bid ...
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]
Adulterers Craig, Vitter Co-Sponsor Marriage Amend. [R20]