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Senator Vitter suggests Rachel Maddow only looked like a woman "a long time ago"

UPDATE, 5:16 p.m.: Vitter has now written a note of apology to Maddow.

Original post:

Oh, what fun!

On a right wing radio station this morning, Senator David Vitter appeared to suggest that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow only looked like a woman "a long time ago," a crack that was greeted by uproarious laughter from the radio hosts.

The exchange came on Rush Radio 99.5 in New Orleans this morning, during some banter about how they all looked a long time ago. The hosts suggested Vitter should produce images of his youth, and one brought up Maddow's high school yearbook photo, which has been making the rounds on the Internet, joking that she looked "like a woman" in the picture.

Vitter laughed and said: "Must have been a long time ago." Here's the full exchange:

MALE HOST: I wonder if Senator Vitter is ever going to post, like, maybe the video of the first time he was on the floor of the Senate. If I have to show the way I looked the first time I was on TV, you should do that too.

VITTER: We should go further back than that, how about high school yearbook?

MALE HOST: Oh yeah.

VITTER: De La Salle marching band.

MALE HOST: That'd be cool. Well you know, with Rachel Maddow they had that picture of her...

FEMALE HOST: Looking like a woman.

MALE HOST: Yeah it was really bizarre.

VITTER: [LAUGHS]: Must have been a long time ago.

ALL THREE: [HEAVY LAUGHTER]

Hmm, I guess this means Maddow probably won't be the target of Vitter's extramarital charms anytime soon...

UPDATE, 2:54 p.m.: You really have to listen to the audio to get the full flavor of this.

By Greg Sargent  |  July 16, 2010; 2:38 PM ET
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Comments

1. That was pretty gross and uncalled for.
2. MSNBC can't actually say anything about it as long as they have Keith "Ann Coulter looks like a dude" Olbermann on the air.

Posted by: dkp01 | July 16, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Does Vitter understand that he is a U.S. Senator? Since when is this buffoonery acceptable behavior?

Oh right, I forgot, IOKTBAAIYAR.

It's Okay To Be An A__hole If You're A Republican.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | July 16, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Even by Louisiana standards, Vitter is an exceptionally repulsive politician.

Posted by: wbgonne | July 16, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Vitter is an idiot, but what else is new?

Here's something off topic. I think a few people here have been following the controversy that supposedly Geithner does not want Warren to head the new consumer protection agency. Well, suddenly we're getting new feedback from Geithner and others that she's uniquely qualified. Here's another quote from DDay. It'll be interesting to see what Obama does with this as I'm sure she won't be easily confirmed by the right.

"Geithner pointedly punts this to the President, rightly stating that it’s his responsibility to name a head of the bureau. He does not come out and endorse Warren, but I wouldn’t expect him to.

What’s important here is the overall dynamic in the past 24 hours. Since the initial report in the Huffington Post, we now have Michael Barr saying that Warren is exceptionally well-qualified, David Axelrod saying she’s a candidate to lead the bureau and now Geithner saying something similar. Basically, this has become a test for the Obama Administration, and the base of the party is watching very closely.

Obama could end the speculation by immediately naming Warren, who invented this concept and has been the most dogged protector of consumers in America for the last decade, to run this bureau. It would set the bureau on a course as a powerful regulator for the next several decades, and would put it on a footing with the likes of the FDA, the CPSC and other consumer protection agencies. And it would have someone in charge who, unlike those other agencies in past Administrations, wouldn’t have the taint of once working for the industries they regulate. Because of the wide discretion in the bill, Warren could shape the agency as she sees fit. Just because there is no requirement for a “plain vanilla” contract on financial products, in readable English for consumers, doesn’t mean the chief regulator couldn’t make a rule mandating one. And that’s just one example."

Posted by: lmsinca | July 16, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

He could have said Maddow was ugly; same difference.

Posted by: nmg3rln | July 16, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Ethan2010, in reality, you're the a-hole.

Posted by: nmg3rln | July 16, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

nmg3rln, Van Jones WAS RIGHT!

Posted by: Ethan2010 | July 16, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Well it wasn't long ago that David Vitter was wearing diapers...for all we know he still does.

Posted by: Liebercreep | July 16, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

How low can the radical right go? Obviously pretty low.

I don't care what Rachel Maddow's sexual orientation is. She is a "babe" to heterosexual males, pure and simple; much better looking now than in high school (and who isn't?).

Senator Vitter needs to grow up as do the fools hosting that radio show. What a bunch of blockheads.

May the good Lord protect us from those jerks ever regaining power.

Posted by: dl49 | July 16, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

America,

Vote for a right-winger if you want to go back about 50,000 years in time and be governed by troglodytes like David "I love to shag prostitutes" Vitter. Louisiana must be some kind of state. We all know only imbeciles listen to or host right-wing talk radio, so there's little to see there ...

Posted by: chert | July 16, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Stay classy there mr vitter.

Such a classy guy - he has a penchant for wearing diapers and frequenting prostitues and allows women beaters to head up his womens issues area. Yeah, vitters a real class act.

He's shown he's got the mental maturity of a 7 year old. NICE.

Posted by: JilliB | July 16, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

This is coming from the "man" who paid prostitues to dress him in diapers and punish him. Given his that along with his keeping a staffer on who had attacked a woman with a knife I just have to wonder what Vitter's mother did that was so horrible in his eyes that he hates women so much.

Funny too, I wonder if he had a neck in his old photogrpahs?

Posted by: dre7861 | July 16, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Vitter: "Yes, I'm loyal to my wife and family, after all I'm a God-fearing Christian, right wing conservative, and neocon loving Tee Partier."

Maddow: So, how expensive are the whhores in Louisiana?

Posted by: ScottChallenger | July 16, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

As a women I have a few things to say.

1) Vitter should not open the door regarding his behavior towards women. I know I shouldn't go there but one thought does come to mind: where his prostitutes pretty? Or, just how does this man view women?

2) I am tired of women being objectified and men that perpetuate it. I would love to see Rachel debate Vitter. Her intelligence is amazing. She would dominate him, but from what I have learned about him, he use to pay for that.

He should just resign. He is a disgrace. He is sexist pig.

Posted by: Rickandpaula82 | July 16, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

And this the honorable Senator from Louisiana. Who just happens to have a diaper fetish. And paid prostitutes for sex while proclaiming the sanctity of marriage.

Posted by: homer4 | July 16, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to see a photo of Vitter's face when his wife told him she knew about his escapades with play-for-pay women. . . .

Posted by: Irishvetter | July 16, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

A real woman to Vitter, one who arouses him, is a woman who walks the streets, wears platform shoes, a cheap wig, revealing shorts, and a blouse that doesn't leave her boobs to the imagination.

Posted by: esch | July 16, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

David Vitter is a womanizing, hypocritical, crude and a decidedly crass and cowardly person. Sir, if you think it is so amusing, then say it in an environment not populated with hypocritical, crude, crass, and cowardly persons. That is how we all know you are a coward. That this man is someone's husband and father is so very sad. How a great place like Louisiana tolerates, much less elects, someone with his total lack of character will always baffle me. They can, with anyone, do so much better.

Posted by: dvdon50 | July 16, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Vitter, when they give you a shovel, stop hitting yourself in the face with it.

Posted by: BGinCHI | July 16, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

lms, thanks for the Warren update.

Greg, a post on what's going on behind the scenes? Anyone on the Hill involved in this?

I would think Barney Frank or someone would be stumping for her.

Posted by: BGinCHI | July 16, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Vitter doesn't fool me - he's been churning out red meat like he's on a shark fishing trip since he found out he's going to have some GOP challengers for his primary. First he endorsed the loony Birther movement, now attack a liberal talk show host...what's next Vitter? Killing gay jewish whales for Christ or another trip to Mistress Beata for a quick change? I guess that Depends on how full of yourself you really are.

Posted by: dre7861 | July 16, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Maddow IS a man...or an alien.

Posted by: NO-bama | July 16, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Beavis and Butthead is returning to the Tee Vee this fall. Hopefully by then Vitter will be defeated and he can have a new gig as a cameo on the show.

Posted by: MerrillFrank | July 16, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Vitter look like a moron.
Maybe its because he is a moron.

Posted by: smokberry2002@yahoo.com | July 16, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Coming from David Vitter...the sleazebag who wears DIAPERS when he cheats on his wife with diseased prostitutes...that's pretty funny.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 16, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with David Vitter that he thinks this person:

http://blogs.denverpost.com/ostrow/wp-content/photos/080902_Rachel_Maddow_vmed_130p.widec.jpg

looks like a man?

And we wonder why he thinks a guy who knifed his girlfriend isn't just a great employee, but also an ideal choice to be a women's issues liaison?

No wonder he has to pay for sex.

Posted by: theorajones1 | July 16, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

As most morning radio hosts have the sophistication of 12-yr old boys, Vitter probably felt right at home.

Not exactly the witty repartee of the New Yorker. But then, Vitter aims for the moron vote.

Stay classy, Republicans!

Posted by: fluxgirl | July 16, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

So how well do Americans think Obama is doing? To find out, CBS ran a questionnaire with a grading system from A to F. Note that this is CBS, not FOX. Here are the results from yesterday. All of CBS must have been surprised by the over 31,400 responses.

CBS: Grade Obama's first year in office in these categories. Responses are shown. The smaller A-D responses are not shown.

The Economy
F: 67.60%

Foreign Policy
F: 59.68%

Health Care
F: 78.67%

Afghanistan
F: 31.93%

Iraq
F: 35.96%

Threat of Terrorism
F: 57.52%

Energy and the Environment
F: 55.04%

Social Issues
F: 58.84%

Bipartisanship
F: 78.20%

Obama's Overall Job as President
F: 63.76%

Posted by: sagereader | July 16, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with Vitter? Nothing! He's like most Americans. He's sick and tired of PC BS! He's sick and tired of people thinking they have the right to tell you how to talk! Hey, LIBERAL WHITE TRASH! It's over! You think you're going to tell us how to talk? You want me to get in your face and answer that question? The PC commenters on here can just get used to the NEW WORLD!

Posted by: georges2 | July 16, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

sagereader, what do you mean "ran a questionnaire"?

Like when they ask people to phone in to vote whether or not they like something?

Posted by: BGinCHI | July 16, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Yes, because no one outside of CBS can link to a CBS poll.

Posted by: ComfortablyDumb | July 16, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Would that be the same Senator Vitter who pays prostitutes to dress him up in diapers? (truth)

Posted by: paul65 | July 16, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

The Rush's and Glen Becks of the world have allowed this kind of base attack to become main-stream and OK, when it is not. This is a form of bullying. It is ugly, hateful and something adults should be outgrowing. When will the American public become wary of this kind of discourse and say no to the Rush's and Becks? This kind of discourse demands us as a society and does nothing to help us rise to a better more holistic place.

Posted by: wdsoulplane | July 16, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

She does sort of look like a young, young man. So what? If he wants to say that, so what? Toughen up people. She's a celebrity (sort of), when you're on TV, you open yourself up to stuff like this.

Posted by: billy8 | July 16, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

georges2, you have rage issues.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | July 16, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Maddow IS a man...or an alien.

Posted by: NO-bama
________________________
tells us a lot about the class of folks bashing Obama, doesn't it?

Posted by: JoeT1 | July 16, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

That freak has already proven he's a sexist who thinks a woman's place is in the bed (being paid by the hour). Just kidding. He thinks a woman's place is by his side as he admits betraying her trust and their marriage vows. Just kidding. He thinks a woman's place is using her face to stop an aide's fist in mid-air.

Posted by: alc0f7 | July 16, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Ok, since nobody else seems to have takenn this in the obvious direction, I'll throw it in.

Did David Vitter ever look like a man, much less act like one?

Posted by: lonquest | July 16, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

What, you mean Butch Maddow isn't a man? Damn, and I thought he, uh, I mean she, was good looking.

Considering the vile diatribe the Leftard Media as aimed at him, including that spewed by Maddow, Vitter has nothing to apologize for.

Interesting how the comPOST always seems to highlight these inanities that come from Republicans and right-wingers, but ignore those that come from Dimocrats and their left-wing allies at PMSNBC, HuffandPuffington Post, DailyKOokS, NAALCP, and other far-left venues. I guess web traffic must be down, so the Libs at the POST have to stir up their base by headlining such awe-inspiring politcal dialogue. I would call comPOST lefties like Sargent hypocrites, but that would be redundant. [/sarcasm]

Posted by: braunt | July 16, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

"What is wrong with Vitter? Nothing!"

Well, he was boinking prostitutes while married and claiming 'family values'. That seems a tad 'wrong' to me.

"He's sick and tired of people thinking they have the right to tell you how to talk!"

OK, let's you and I talk. Let's imagine Sarah Palin and Barbara Bush together in bed naked, covered with strawberry jelly (you can smear it on Barbara's bum) and in a lesbian embrace. Hot, no? Want to talk more?

Posted by: bernielatham | July 16, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Sometimes, the truth hurts!

Posted by: fishguts | July 16, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

What, you mean Butch Maddow isn't a man? Damn, and I thought he, uh, I mean she, was good looking.

Considering the vile diatribe the Leftard Media as aimed at him, including that spewed by Maddow, Vitter has nothing to apologize for.

Interesting how the comPOST always seems to highlight these inanities that come from Republicans and right-wingers, but ignore those that come from Dimocrats and their left-wing allies at PMSNBC, HuffandPuffington Post, DailyKOokS, NAALCP, and other far-left venues. I guess web traffic must be down, so the Libs at the POST have to stir up their base by headlining such awe-inspiring politcal dialogue. I would call comPOST lefties like Sargent hypocrites, but that would be redundant. [/sarcasm]
================================
What does NAALCP stand for?
How long did it take to come up with all that stuff?

Posted by: billy8 | July 16, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Sometimes, the truth hurts!

Posted by: fishguts | July 16, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Oh, lighten up. You can dish it out but can't take it.

Posted by: Ynot1 | July 16, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Given Mr Vitter's history of "special interests", perhaps he is interested in women who look like men.

Posted by: drlatham22 | July 16, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I don't think it would too far of a stretch to say Vitter and those men on the show are scared of and intimidated by smart, funny women. It offends their male egos - since in their minds, women are only good for one, or in Vitter's case, two things.

They are sad little men, and bring disgrace upon not only themselves but also the office of Senator of the United States.

Posted by: dmb0857 | July 16, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

@ Ynot1 -

The man IS A SENATOR.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | July 16, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

A real woman to Vitter is someone who diapers him, then cleans his dirty diaper, and then has sex with him.

Even by the ever diminishing standards of politicians, Vitter is particularly repulsive. Maybe these frat boy radio jocks are also into scat and hookers.

Posted by: jaysit | July 16, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

braunt, that's really funny. Very imaginative.

Seriously, it's ok if you're gay. We're a pretty accepting bunch around here.

Posted by: BGinCHI | July 16, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Considering how most men look like Vitter, is it any wonder Rachel prefers an alternative route - or that Vitter requires the APPROVAL CODE from his credit card before having sex?

Posted by: peterformaini | July 16, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

It's ok, he's apparently been thinking the same thing about his own wife. Doesn't look enough like a woman, hence...

Posted by: hitpoints | July 16, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I wouldn't say she doesn't look like a man but I would say that her non-stop whining and venom spewing (MSNBC norm) makes her an ugly person. And yes, that moron Olberman is worse. Can you imagine what it must be like to be one of their kids? Ouch!

Posted by: mmourges | July 16, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

If more men were like Vitter, more women would be like Maddow.

Posted by: MollyNYC | July 16, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Well, given that Vitter is apparently an expert on women due to his proficiency with prostitutes....

Maybe he could be considered an "authority" on this.

C

Posted by: cz_man | July 16, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Vitter, the squint-eyed, prostitute hiring, diaper wearing, pudgemiester of Republican values, nees to look in the mirror before criticizing anyone's appearance.

Posted by: BBear1 | July 16, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse


Here's a link to Maddow's school photo and a photo of how she looks today.

There is quite a contrast. I would never realize this was the same person.

I not making any comment one way or another. Just that she looks totally different today.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/09/rachel-maddows-hot-high-school-yearbook-photo/

Posted by: janet8 | July 16, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Vitter is just another insecure, aging man who has to pay for what he wants because no one will do it out of any affection for him. He is a scum, and it is no wonder the LA business community funded a real candidate to run against him out of fear the seat would go to Charlie Melancon (who has appeared on Rachel's show--maybe that's the problem, as well as how she has made fun of him). He's a pathetic loser.

Posted by: Mimikatz | July 16, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I am amazed at the "family values" republicans can have such a strong "willing suspension of disbelief" about Vitter in regards to his "values". I am not suprised that he would take cheap shots at media personalities that regularly inform the public of what a rotten person and legislator this guy is.

Posted by: srw3 | July 16, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same Republican 'Diaper' Vitter Senator who was caught with a street hooker?

And to think, he has the nerve to talk about Rachel Maddow.

It's apparent that Maddow does an awesome good job reporting the sleazy political scheme's of the Republican party on her show; otherwise, her name should have never been a part of the conversation between Diaper Vitter and the Radio Jock.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 16, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Senator Vitter is ever going to post, like, maybe the video of the first time he went to the brothel dressed in a diaper...

What a despicable little man.

Posted by: AHermit | July 16, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I checked the picture. It is interesting that she has blonde hair in her high school picture. While some darkening is natural over time, she was more likely a bottle blonde then. Maybe just my tastes, but I think she looks more comfortable in her own skin now. Plus the current hairstyle is much easier to care for.

And she's much more attractive than David Vitter whichever picture one looks at.

Posted by: Mimikatz | July 16, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Here's a link to Maddow's school photo and a photo of how she looks today.

There is quite a contrast. I would never realize this was the same person.

I not making any comment one way or another. Just that she looks totally different today.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/09/rachel-maddows-hot-high-school-yearbook-photo/

Posted by: janet8 |

~~~

Either way, she is a beautiful woman and has a beautiful personality to show for it. She seems pretty cool and down to earth too.

Unlike some of those wanna be uppity snobs over at FIXED News.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 16, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Too bad for "Butch Madcow" She wanted to be on top...she likes it on top but wound up working for the lowest sleaze on the planet.

GE's Jeffery "I sell weapons technology to Iran" Immelt" and
Morty "I am just for sale period' Zuckers socialist all things Obama channel MSNBC

Yes I am sure Butch Madcow does end up on top a lot. Just not as a journalist preaching Obama to all 12 of MSNBC viewers.

Maybe she could get a job writing for WAPO. That way she won't have to show off her manly attributes night after night. At least until WAPO goes completely under.

Posted by: Straightline | July 16, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Vitter's just angry because she is way smarter than he could ever hope to be. When you can't match or best someone's argument you resort to name calling. Playground behavior. Each party has its playground bullies but the GOP seems to have a disproportionate number in its leadership ranks.

Posted by: JohnY1928 | July 16, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Maddow is a beautiful woman. She's gorgeous, inside and out, and smart too. That David Vitter thinks she looks like a male may have something to do with his taste in women.

Posted by: maiapapaya | July 16, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Too bad for "Butch Madcow" She wanted to be on top...she likes it on top but wound up working for the lowest sleaze on the planet.

GE's Jeffery "I sell weapons technology to Iran" Immelt" and
Morty "I am just for sale period' Zuckers socialist all things Obama channel MSNBC

Yes I am sure Butch Madcow does end up on top a lot. Just not as a journalist preaching Obama to all 12 of MSNBC viewers.

Maybe she could get a job writing for WAPO. That way she won't have to show off her manly attributes night after night. At least until WAPO goes completely under.

Posted by: Straightline |

~~~

Straightline, you sound like your jealous, because you're not getting any from Maddow.

Otherwise, what position she may prefer with someone else should not be any concern of yours.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 16, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

What does NAALCP stand for?
How long did it take to come up with all that stuff?

Posted by: billy8 | July 16, 2010 4:26 PM |

1. National Assocation for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People (they sure don't represent all "colored people")

2. It took lots of study and research; in other words, about 10 minutes.

Posted by: braunt | July 16, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Vitter should post pictures of all the hookers he's been with.

Posted by: sanity_check | July 16, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Called the good Senator's office and said it was would be bad enough for any public official to engage in that kind of buffonary at the expense of someone else, but I thought it was especially egregious that a Senator with a penchant for frequenting hookers and wearing diapers would be the one name calling. They hung up on me. I guess if you have no defense.

You know, as I thought about it, I want to feel sorry for the folks in LA. They've been hit hard, and have been through a lot. Living here in Florida, I completely understand what it's like. On the other hand, they keep electing someone like this, rather than holding him accountable...so it's a bit hard to gather all the sympathy those folks deserve.

Posted by: bjohnmasters | July 16, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

"Hey, LIBERAL WHITE TRASH!"

Wow, now I'm really confused. I thought I was an elitist, volvo-driving, latte-drinker. Does this mean I have to switch from chardonnay to PBR?

Posted by: schrodingerscat | July 16, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

They could go WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY back and show Vitter in a diaper.......
Oh, wait... That was too long ago, was it?

Posted by: TOMHERE | July 16, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

@braunt: (they sure don't represent all "colored people")

Well the probably represent 93% of african americans that voted for Obama. In fact, I believe with the exception of Cubans in south florida, dems win the majority of non-white voters. I wonder why that is? Maybe those folks are tired of being repeatedly scapegoated by the repiglicans.

Posted by: srw3 | July 16, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Vitter is a child with a zipper problem. Ms Maddow probably turned him down.

Posted by: pbarnett52 | July 16, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

coming from a man who needs diapers for sexual arousal, SENATOR david vitter really needs to back tfu.

Posted by: mycomment | July 16, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

straightline, maybe back off on the erectile dysfunction pills. They're starting to affect your brain.

Posted by: BGinCHI | July 16, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Will Vitter be getting a Christmas card from the Cheneys this year?

An invitation to a Thanksgiving sit-down with Mary Cheney and her longtime partner Heather Poe?

Or will he simply continue to be a poster boy for hypocritical, homophobic, underclass "Family Values" goobers?

Posted by: WhateverHeSaid | July 16, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Vitter can show a picture of himself when he received his birth certificate.

Posted by: baldinho | July 16, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

OK, let's you and I talk. Let's imagine Sarah Palin and Barbara Bush together in bed naked, covered with strawberry jelly (you can smear it on Barbara's bum) and in a lesbian embrace. Hot, no? Want to talk more?
Posted by: bernielatham | July 16, 2010 4:24 PM |
__________________________________

Strawberry jelly? Isn’t that sweet?

However, I would have thought an old fudge packer like you would have preferred a sweet sundae topping instead. Hey, you could join them in a threesome and that would take care of the nuts!

Posted by: braunt | July 16, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

O/T:

Uh-oh.

"Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Friday afternoon that pressure readings from the cap have not reached the level that would show there are no other leaks in the well. He said the test will go ahead for another six-hour period before being reassessed to see if BP needs to reopen the cap and let oil spill out again."


http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/07/test_results_from_oil_well_not.html

Posted by: wbgonne | July 16, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Maddow = Whip smart.

David Vitter = Goober dumb.

Posted by: WhateverHeSaid | July 16, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Vitter appears to be a big fool.

Posted by: Heron | July 16, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

The best part about this is that even though I want to be mad at Vitter and the DJs for it, I can't be, because Rachel wouldn't be offended at all.

Posted by: st091209 | July 16, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

All, Happy Hour Roundup posted, complete with Vitter's apology note to Maddow:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/07/happy_hour_roundup_51.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | July 16, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Just when you think Republicans have hit the absolute bottom of the barrel, they set new lows for crude, sophomoric, irresponsible behavior. The Founders would cringe to see the low-lifes that have succeeded them.

Posted by: jack824 | July 16, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey, LIBERAL WHITE TRASH! It's over! You think you're going to tell us how to talk? You want me to get in your face and answer that question? The PC commenters on here can just get used to the NEW WORLD!

Posted by: georges2 | July 16, 2010 4:08 PM |

Are you going to follow that with a hearty "Sieg Heil"?

Posted by: bearclaw1 | July 16, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

@braunt: (they sure don't represent all "colored people")
Well the probably represent 93% of african americans that voted for Obama. In fact, I believe with the exception of Cubans in south florida, dems win the majority of non-white voters. I wonder why that is? Maybe those folks are tired of being repeatedly scapegoated by the repiglicans.
Posted by: srw3 | July 16, 2010 5:08 PM |
“scapegoated” & “repiglicans” Nice barnyard tie-in; very snarky.

This is off-topic, but what has that monolithic loyalty obtained for the African-American community? They have been voting for decades for Dems and what has it gotten them. Look at the big cities with long term Democratic regimes and they are worse off. Something like $7-$10 trillion dollars have been spent over the last 45 years on “anti-poverty” and “community” programs, mainly aimed at blacks, and what has it bought them other than serfdom under Democratic Party rule.
You say you wonder why 93% of African-Americans voted for Obama; I wonder why too. Could it be because many blacks are racist and vindictive? Imagine if 93% of the white community voted for a white candidate over a black candidate. Would you not consider THAT in the same way as I suggest? Surely it can’t be because the black community has bought the Democratic Party’s assertion that they are on their side? They’re not that collectively naïve, are they?

Posted by: braunt | July 16, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Could Vitter have provided a better picture of what a misogynistic, adulterous, homophobic Republican right-wing politician looks and sounds like these days?
I think not! Thank you, Senator Vitter, for enlightening us all.

Posted by: Doowadiddy | July 16, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Vitter is a classic. He's not a women hater, he loves women .... for one thing.

He pays them for sex. He hires guys who beat up on women. He thinks they should be quiet and have babies and cook. Typical throwback Rightwing Republican Christian.

What's the problem?

Posted by: thebobbob | July 16, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Vitter and the radio folks display such an obvious homophobia and bigotry and either don't realize it or just don't give a damn. For Vitter, the Senator who used prostitutes, who hired an aide and kept him after he assaulted his girlfriend and then named him head of women's issues, and now making bigoted comments about a lesbian, is just another example of what passes as accpetable in the Republican party today.

Posted by: EastCoastnLA | July 16, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see their idiocy is consistent! day in and day out!

Posted by: nanci61 | July 16, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

David Vitter looked like a baby a long time ago, but he still seems to enjoy the subject of diapers.

Posted by: Loonesta | July 16, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what Rachel thinks of Diaper Dave's infantalism habits with prostitutes.

Posted by: ProudLiberal2 | July 16, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

People with serious character and personality pathos usually reach a level of development and then stay arrested there for the rest of their lives if they are never forced to confront themselves, accept consequences, and are, instead, sheltered. Clearly, this man is arrested in his development, probably, at the emotional, intellectual level of an adolescent boy, though I have read while in Law School he demonstrated some scholastic achievement. Emotionally, however, he is in the ditch.
Rachel does not need an "apology" from this character. Rachel knows who she is and does not get by in life on her looks, her appearance, her sexual identity. She has made it based on her intelligence, her ability to produce, and the fact that she is very physically attractive to many is incidental to her ability to be funny, respectful, confrontational, and still have even those whom she drills with the folly of their ways, thank her for the opportunity to be interviewed by her, and some, rue the day they accepted the invitation, even when she was her still professional self.
Weak men, who are unsure of themselves, who are not very smart, will have "issues" with a woman like Rachel, who makes no apology for who she is and who doesn't have to. He should apologize to himself, his wife, and his children, for being such an embarrassing boor in not just this instance but others....they have to live with him; they carry his name. He is nothing to Rachel. To the rest of us, he is a weak, impotent, ineffective Legislator from a beloved state that is dire need of something much, much better.

Posted by: nana4 | July 16, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

One more thing, your rules, "User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site." are just fine and acceptable to me.
But, you know, if you had the same rules for those on whom you report, your Republican/Conservative/Tea Baggers, would never make it into your print.

Posted by: nana4 | July 16, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Stay classy, Diaper Dave.

Posted by: pdxer | July 16, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Seems like he was stating the painfully obvious.

Posted by: thebump | July 16, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Why should he have to apologize for the truth? Guess the truth hurts!

She is the angriest lesbian I have ever seen. Another truth!

Aren't you sick of all this Political Correctness yet?

Posted by: stevel50 | July 16, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

It isn't at all surprising that the comments above from the neanderthals that compose the supporters of the Republicans in this country would be making rude insensitive comments about a lesbian. Their lack of sophistication, common decency, and compassion is beyond ridiculous.

Posted by: Beaplum | July 16, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Oh my "appeared to suggest"! Call the KGB this must not stand.

Forget the Democratic party's war on conservative women, in which they ACTUALLY question their womanhood and the media's obsession with Sarah Palin's boobs. But nahhhh, "appearing to suggest" is soooooo much more valid. What a bunch of creeps.

Posted by: NelsonMuntz | July 16, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

David Vitter should be the last person to make any innuendos about someone's sexuality. The guy is a closet gay, if ever I've seen one. At least Rachel has the integrity to be who she is and not hide behind a box of depends.

Posted by: lilpixiefig@aol.com | July 16, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

You liberals have missed the point which is most often the case. You want a lesson in hate, I believe you can get all you need by listening to Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow. Just ask the three people who watch them on a regular basis!
Rather, I think Vitter's comment is about liberal women having an uncanny predisposition toward being dog-butt ugly and severely lacking in the cerebral cortex department. When you mention such names as Rachel Maddow, Kathy Griffin and Joy Behar a lot of things come to mind, and I do mean a LOT, but beauty and intellect are not amongst them.

Posted by: coakley588 | July 17, 2010 7:49 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, coakley588. There is no possible way you have an example of Olberrmann or Maddow making hateful remarks that even compare to the stuff coming from the right-wing noise machine. Keith can be strident, but Rachel? It just ain't so...it's clear you don't watch her.

And nice with the generalization about liberal women. Have you been to your local Baptist church lately?

See, I can make ignorant generalizations about a group of people, too.

Posted by: pauleky | July 17, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

So classy.

And honestly, I don't get it. Maddow is an extremely attractive woman.

Posted by: SportinLife | July 17, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't Vitter know its only OK for scumbags in the democRat party to make cracks like that? After 8 years of the libs calling Bush stupid,lazy,a chimp and a baby killer how dare a republican make fun of Barry's creepy purple lips or his wife's grotesque upper mandible or this dogs looks. I wonder if in the picture she already had her freaky thick linebacker neck?

Posted by: fe59 | July 17, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Maybe we all have missed the point. Maybe the point is that 99% of America is saying Rachel who????????????? I am absolutely shocked that Vitter even knows who she is. Hasn't the vast majority of her and Olberman's combined viewing audience already left a comment here?

Posted by: coakley588 | July 17, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I find it totally ironic that Vitter would insult Maddow in this way. She has said herself many times that she looks like a man, and I'm pretty sure she's proud of it. Her clothes, appearance, and demeanor are by choice. If anything, she has to femme herself up for her MSNBC show.

Obviously Vitter meant his comments cruelly. But it's his intentions that make them offensive. Their content is old news with no punch.

Posted by: BrigidR | July 17, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I find it totally ironic that Vitter would insult Maddow in this way. She has said herself many times that she looks like a man, and I'm pretty sure she's proud of it. Her clothes, appearance, and demeanor are by choice. If anything, she has to femme herself up for her MSNBC show.

Obviously Vitter meant his comments cruelly. But it's his intentions that make them offensive. Their content is old news with no punch.

Posted by: BrigidR | July 17, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Classy. Just when you think a prostitute AND diaper wearing enthusiast couldn't be more of a douc%e...he out does himself.

Rachel is adorable whether you like boys or girls or girls who look like boys. She's smart, funny and really good at her job.

As a straight woman, married to the greatest guy for 25 years...if I had to choose between Vitter and Maddow...it's Rachel hands down! I wouldn't share a cold with that loser.

Posted by: preferscoffee | July 17, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

RE: "I guess this means Maddow probably won't be the target of Vitter's extramarital charms anytime soon..." - Greg Sargent
MY COMMENT: LUCKY HER!

Posted by: DICKERSON3870 | July 17, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

The comments from Vitter and the other goons are obviously in reference to the fact that she is openly gay.

This is typical behavior from the small-minded Republican operatives.

It is hard to understand why anyone in their right mind would vote for one of those criminals. They are caught telling lies almost every day and yet the media keeps going to them for quotes.

Go figure.

Posted by: biggerjake | July 18, 2010 1:19 AM | Report abuse

The comments from Vitter and the other goons are obviously in reference to the fact that she is openly gay.

This is typical behavior from the small-minded Republican operatives.

It is hard to understand why anyone in their right mind would vote for one of those criminals. They are caught telling lies almost every day and yet the media keeps going to them for quotes. Would you vote for a Senator who makes comments like that? He obviously has issues with equal rights for women.

Go figure.

Posted by: biggerjake | July 18, 2010 1:32 AM | Report abuse

Oh come on. Next you're going to tell us the sodamyor, keegan, hillary, pelosi, maxine, michelle and rosie odonell are ugly. stop it already. sincerely, elenor roosevelt

Posted by: jimmycoomer | July 18, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

At least Dr. Maddow doesn't have to pay to be with a woman - unlike Senator Vitter.

Posted by: lazaruslong | July 19, 2010 6:49 AM | Report abuse

tHE WASTED SPACE ON MADDOW , DO YOU REALLY THINK THE AMERICAN PUBLIC CARES A TINKERS DAMN ABOUT MADDOW ? SHE IS A RADIO HOST BIG DEAL , WE HAVE MORE CRITICAL ISSUES IN THIS COUNTRY THAN SOME RADIO HOST FEELING SHE IS INSULTED. GET A GRIP THIS IS THE MOST TRIVIAL ARTICLE ON CRAP WE COULD CARE LESS ABOUT , AND ANYONE THAT THINKS DIFFERENTLY HASNT A CLUE TO HWAT REALLY NEEDS YOU ATTETNION.

Posted by: terrianda2 | July 19, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

So, Maddow declined to change Vitter's diapers and now he's all sour grapes?

Posted by: RJ24 | July 20, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Diaper Pants David Vitter joked he would never let Rachel Maddow put diapers on him, because that would be gross: Rachel Maddow has man-features! And then David Vitter apologized to Rachel Maddow and his entire family, as is his wont.

Read more at Wonkette: http://www.wonkette.com/#ixzz0uGFGX5ZD

Posted by: edlharris | July 20, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Pretty telling that the wingnuts here would defend a knuckle-dragging cretin who pays to have hookers force him to wear diapers as some sort of twisted turn-on. Also, this loser is married and he runs on a "Christian Family Values" platform. Too bad the voters in Louisiana are too dense to throw this POS out of office.

Rachel Maddow is totally beautiful. She might not be "hot" to the jokers here who would rather watch Fox News Bimbos who have their make-up applied with a spackle knife.

Obviously Vitter prefers "his" women to look like trashy harlots, like the ones he pays for. Maddow's intellect and politics seem to intimidate him. He is afraid to appear on her show so he sticks to Wingnut Radio, where he won't get any hard questions. He is an embarrassment to the Senate.

Posted by: marSF | July 20, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

I worked for Sen. Vitter's father back in the 1980s ... he was Chief Engineer for Chevron in New Orleans. Al Vitter was a brilliant guy and a fine gentleman, and I think he would be disappointed in his boy,

Posted by: gotribe | July 20, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

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