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Vitter to Hold Town Hall Meeting

If you're looking for Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), you might just find him Monday at the town hall meeting he has yet to cancel at the St. Helena Parish Health Unit in Greensburg, La.

According to a flier that was sent to Sleuth, Vitter is scheduled to speak at the town hall meeting at 2:30 p.m. local time.

Meanwhile, Louisiana Democrats are spinning it this way: Vitter will have to resign. Even though it's anything-goes Louisiana, Vitter, a social conservative, may be doomed by his hypocrisy, not his actions. One Democratic congressional aide noted that while Vitter has gone into hiding, indicted Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) continued to show up for work every day after the FBI raided his home and found $90,000 in cash in his freezer.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  July 12, 2007; 5:55 PM ET
 
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Yep, another repub hypocrite unearthed. Wonder how sacred an institution his wife finds marriage to be now? Senator, it isn't what you did. It's the blatant and typical hypocritical stance you took afterwords. Good riddance, scumbag.

Posted by: Rick/Sneads Ferry, NC | July 12, 2007 6:25 PM | Report abuse

People are right to be angry. We have the right to expect more from our leaders. We have the right to remove them when they don't meet our expectations. But what is most upsetting is the two faced way in which they carry on. GET RID OF THEM

Posted by: TM | July 12, 2007 7:01 PM | Report abuse

So Dollar Bill Jefferson is the yardstick for proper conduct? Well, I'm sure glad I don't live in Louisiana!

Posted by: Washington Dame | July 12, 2007 8:46 PM | Report abuse

The previous poster is right. It's not the sex for pay. It's the hypocrisy. This guy was active in the fight to punish gay people because he is uncomfortable with their sex lives. Yet he himself is cheating on his wife whilst condemning others.

For shame.

It's the hypocrisy. And it's stunning.

Posted by: Hillman | July 12, 2007 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Let's see....do the people of Louisiana know how to run their affairs. I think the government should take over the State and run their affairs. Take away their right to vote, tax them higher than they are, have all local laws subject to congressional approval, appoint all their judges! Oh wait...make it easier...just annex the Pelicans to the District of Columbia!!

Posted by: John | July 12, 2007 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Let's see....do the people of Louisiana know how to run their affairs. I think the government should take over the State and run their affairs. Take away their right to vote, tax them higher than they are, have all local laws subject to congressional approval, appoint all their judges! Oh wait...make it easier...just annex the Pelicans to the District of Columbia!!

Posted by: John | July 12, 2007 9:02 PM | Report abuse

As a gay man who has spent most of my life attemtpting to destroy the American nuclear family, I'd like to thank David Vitter for the help he's now given me.

Posted by: Brittman1 | July 12, 2007 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Since David Vitter has been in hiding all week, and has yet to do any work for the state he represents, I'm sure he'll be refusing to accept his weekly salary. Right?

Posted by: klicker | July 12, 2007 10:22 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait until Vitter is forced to stand in front of some news microphones and tells us again that his ol' buddy, God, has forgiven him.

The question is--have his wife and daughters?

Posted by: reporter1 | July 12, 2007 10:58 PM | Report abuse

This Vitter thing shocked and surprised me. I always thought he'd be more into young boys.

Posted by: larepub | July 12, 2007 11:00 PM | Report abuse

He's not going anywhere. He's been living with this hypocrisy for so long the area of the brain that allows him to feel shame has probably been burned away. Should make for an interesting meeting; will we see snippets on YouTube?

Posted by: Judge C. Crater | July 13, 2007 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Vitter is the same Right Wing Repulsive Repugnican who bought a house in Metairie, La. which had a covenant stating that he could not sell his house to a minority, meaning Black. He stated that he, a Rhodes Scholar and attorney did not know it was in the document he signed.

Posted by: Mike D. | July 13, 2007 11:06 AM | Report abuse

For anyone out reading this who really believes that they support their congressman, senator, state gov't rep etc...because they have the same moral values as them should really take a big long look.
Hypocrisy in politics is much more common than true religious/Christian charity, humility, moral leadership.
Let us all live moral or religious lives for our own sake. Keep God and religion out of politics...it only distorts our beliefs and uses them as pawns for selfish populist *&%$ like Vitter.
And its gay people destroying people's marriages and families?
I know I am keeping my kids away from Vitter and the like and letting the boring loving committed gay couple babysit my kids.

Posted by: John in NYC | July 13, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

It's a sad day when a creep like Flynt can trigger a positive outcome by bringing a hypocrite to what one can only hope is genuine shame and instill a general climate of fear among elected officials as to what can happen if they don't keep their noses clean! As they say, "The truth will out." How these schmuks imagine otherwise speaks to the level of their intelligence. Flynt has done what a constant parade of clergymen to the halls of government and the daily prayer meetings held there have obviously failed to accomplish. Why anyone imagines that the posting of the Ten Commandments anywhere would have a corrective effect on behavior boggles my mind.

Posted by: Ruth | July 13, 2007 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Vitter is a liar and a hypocrite, but let me stick up for Christians a little. We Christians are all liars and hypocrites. That's because we can never live up to what we know we should do. We need help (i.e., God). Even then we can't do it--it's a process.

Loudly and publicly criticizing others who are not like you, as Mr. Vitter did with gays, is not only impolite, it is wrong. Though it seems to be expected of politicians.

Posted by: GKC | July 13, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

You're right GKC, we're all human--but we're not all hypocrites like Vitter.

However, the next election is many months off, so Vitter may survive thanks to short memories and attention-spans.

But I'm standing in line to sell his wife a new set of kitchen knives, because mine are the least sharp--sure to be a strong selling point!

Posted by: pacman | July 13, 2007 5:07 PM | Report abuse

You're right GKC, we're all human--but we're not all hypocrites like Vitter.

However, the next election is many months off, so Vitter may survive thanks to short memories and attention-spans.

But I'm standing in line to sell his wife a new set of kitchen knives, because mine are the least sharp--sure to be a strong selling point!

Posted by: pacman | July 13, 2007 5:07 PM | Report abuse

The miserable hypocrite fends off flak, claiming that he has already apologised to his wife and to God. Not good enough at all. He should settle with his wife at home, and with God when he gets to meet Him; meanwhile he has to deal with us, the voters.

Posted by: Alex Zachariah | July 14, 2007 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Is Vitter in hiding from the Senate and media, or in hiding from his wife?

Posted by: Bitter Vitter | July 16, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.....ENOUGH SAID!!

Posted by: Brad | July 16, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

It is all of us humans nature to be sinful. The problem is that we all cast stones at others when they sin. We neglect to think of having the same stones cast upon us.

Posted by: Brad | July 16, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

While I am tempted to use the word "hypocrite", It is more accurate to descibe this man as a liar who praticed his craft in order to deceive voters.

Posted by: John Sears | July 17, 2007 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Once again it not what he did but how he tried to force others to not do what he did. Remember he wanted laws and wanted to make others bow before him. Cheating on your wife though wrong is between them cheating on America is between America and him. That is enough said don't throw stones if you are throwing stones for what you do.

Posted by: Ant | July 17, 2007 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Show us the babes, already!

Posted by: Philip V. Riggio | July 18, 2007 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Where did the picture of him wearing a diaper come from? Is it real?

Posted by: Betty | July 19, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

If he loves his family, then he should resign, because this is not going away. Why humiliate them any more than he already has.

Posted by: Betty | July 19, 2007 6:56 PM | Report abuse

What a farce....it is not very smart to brag loudly of your wonderful self and family values and then consort with prostitutes!!! Are all politicians this dumb ... or do they think they will never get caught?? Personally I think the US should spend more time on drug and murder problems than prostitution.

Posted by: cpetuck | July 21, 2007 2:31 PM | Report abuse

HEY! All you "good saintly folks out there" - tell us why you cheer on that impeached "ladies man" Clinton for worse?! Who's a hypocrate?

Posted by: LilOleMissy | July 23, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Sure, Vitter is a hypocrite, liar and adulterer, but he didn't get into office by magic; he was elected by Pecksniffian Louisianans who think that government should be the arbiter and enforcer of standards for personal moral behavior.
The outraged people who voted him into office are now crying for his resignation. I predict that when he resigns he'll become a lobbyist for the legalization of prostitution so that bluenoses can get, without skulking around, what they can't seem to get at home.
Politicians should stop trumpeting their religious and moral fervor and stick to real issues like the state of the economy, the protection of the environment, the health of the people, the education of our children, the maintenance of peace and the security of our nation.

Posted by: Mort selub | July 23, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Sure, Vitter is a hypocrite, liar and adulterer, but he didn't get into office by magic; he was elected by Pecksniffian Louisianans who think that government should be the arbiter and enforcer of standards for personal moral behavior.
The outraged people who voted him into office are now crying for his resignation. I predict that when he resigns he'll become a lobbyist for the legalization of prostitution so that bluenoses can get, without skulking around, what they can't seem to get at home.
Politicians should stop trumpeting their religious and moral fervor and stick to real issues like the state of the economy, the protection of the environment, the health of the people, the education of our children, the maintenance of peace and the security of our nation.

Posted by: Mort selub | July 23, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Sure, Vitter is a hypocrite, liar and adulterer, but he didn't get into office by magic; he was elected by Pecksniffian Louisianans who think that government should be the arbiter and enforcer of standards for personal moral behavior.
The outraged people who voted him into office are now crying for his resignation. I predict that when he resigns he'll become a lobbyist for the legalization of prostitution so that bluenoses can get, without skulking around, what they can't seem to get at home.
Politicians should stop trumpeting their religious and moral fervor and stick to real issues like the state of the economy, the protection of the environment, the health of the people, the education of our children, the maintenance of peace and the security of our nation.

Posted by: Mort selub | July 23, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Sure, Vitter is a hypocrite, liar and adulterer, but he didn't get into office by magic; he was elected by Pecksniffian Louisianans who think that government should be the arbiter and enforcer of standards for personal moral behavior.
The outraged people who voted him into office are now crying for his resignation. I predict that when he resigns he'll become a lobbyist for the legalization of prostitution so that bluenoses can get, without skulking around, what they can't seem to get at home.
Politicians should stop trumpeting their religious and moral fervor and stick to real issues like the state of the economy, the protection of the environment, the health of the people, the education of our children, the maintenance of peace and the security of our nation.

Posted by: Mort selub | July 23, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Sure, Vitter is a hypocrite, liar and adulterer, but he didn't get into office by magic; he was elected by Pecksniffian Louisianans who think that government should be the arbiter and enforcer of standards for personal moral behavior.
The outraged people who voted him into office are now crying for his resignation. I predict that when he resigns he'll become a lobbyist for the legalization of prostitution so that bluenoses can get, without skulking around, what they can't seem to get at home.
Politicians should stop trumpeting their religious and moral fervor and stick to real issues like the state of the economy, the protection of the environment, the health of the people, the education of our children, the maintenance of peace and the security of our nation.

Posted by: Mort selub | July 23, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

My apologies for the multiple posting. I was heavy handed in hitting the "submit" button.

Posted by: Mort selub | July 23, 2007 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Hey, you first-stone casters! Vitter & Mr. Smug were/are pikers compared to the main object of your vitriol! Mr. Smirk has been surrounded at the taxpayers' expense by brite 20- or 30-somethings Fran Townsend, Sara Taylor, Monica Goodling, Meghan O'Sullivan & God knows what other tootsies. Maybe it's not just the Hallelujah University varsity field hockey team?

Posted by: Philip V. Riggio | July 23, 2007 5:38 PM | Report abuse

hmmm wonder there will be a few escorts at this so-called meeting?

Posted by: Rasputin-Khlyst | July 23, 2007 7:50 PM | Report abuse

We are living in an age when murder is treated as mere misdimenour, prostitution and rapes to be cheered.

What's the trouble when Vitter becomes a saint in that kind of kingdom?

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