David Vitter, the Republican Senator and Southern Regional Chair for Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign, found his name on the D.C. Madam's client list.
This is the guy who is supposed to bring the "family values" vote in the south to Giuliani.
Wait a second. I've been distracted by a petty detail.
Since when is Giuliani a "family values" candidate?
I don't even know where to start. He's Rudy Giuliani.
I'm not advocating ole Rudy would make a bad president. I'm just saying if I felt particularly passionate about family values, in the any sense of the phrase, Giuliani just ain't my poster boy.
But that's besides the point . . .
Is this whole David Vitter, I'm requesting services by a professional on a TRACEABLE phone, thing going to become an issue?
The dude's from Louisiana. Informed Louisianans totally know about the good senator's love for the ladies of the night: his name was associated with the Canal Street Madam in 2002. He even dropped out of the gubernatorial race before an article detailing this appeared in some Louisiana publication.
And yes, he is still their elected representative.
Louisiana is a unique place.
I blame the French.
It doesn't matter. If the Louisianians are happy with David "House of the Rising Sun" Vitter, then who am I to judge?
He's not my representative.
It's not like other states, say Massachusetts, don't have goofball senators, reelecting them over and over and over again.
My only issue is this is a "family values" candidate. I'm not exactly sure how the professional ladies fit into "family values".
Something to think about . . .
So as the names are leaked this summer, maybe we should consider what effect any of this has on our lives.
Me, personally: none. Vitter doesn't live in my house. He isn't my "hard dog to keep on the porch".
Now I'm tired from all this philosophical thinking. I'm going to take a nap.
By the way, as of right now, there have been 3,609 American casualties in Iraq since the invasion in 2003.