Sen. Vitter apologizes for ‘a very serious sin in my past’
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., apologized Monday night for “a very serious sin in my past” after his telephone number appeared among those associated with an escort service operated by the so-called “D.C. Madam.”
Vitter’s spokesman, Joel Digrado, confirmed the statement in an e-mail sent to The Associated Press.
“This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible,” Vitter said in the statement. “Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there — with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way.”
The statement containing Vitter’s apology said his telephone number was on old phone records of Pamela Martin and Associates before he ran for the Senate.
Deborah Jeane Palfrey was accused in federal court of racketeering by running a prostitution ring that netted more than $2 million over 13 years, beginning in 1993. She contends, however, that her escort service, Pamela Martin and Associates, was a legitimate business.
Vitter, 46, a Republican in his first Senate term, was elected to the Senate in 2004. He represented Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District in the House from 1999 to 2004.
Vitter and his wife, Wendy, live in Metairie, La., with their four children.
Palfrey’s attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley, told the AP, “I’m stunned that someone would be apologizing for this already.” He said Palfrey had posted the names of her escort service’s clients online Monday, but he did not know whether Vitter’s name was among them.
This is the same schmuck who said In June 2006, in line with several of his Republican colleagues in the Senate, "I don't believe there's any issue that's more important than this one (amending the U.S. Constitution to ban same sex marriages) ... I think this debate is very healthy, and it's winning a lot of hearts and minds. I think we're going to show real progress."
At a Lafayette. LA Parish Republican Executive Committee luncheon, Vitter also compared gay marriage to hurricanes Katrina and Rita, stating, "It's the crossroads where Katrina meets Rita. I always knew I was against same-sex unions." Yeah - CLEARLY THIS is the same thing as this.
I'll bet his constituents think the idea of same sex unions is much worse than whoring around on your wife and children. He's also a lector at their church. SMELL THE FAMILY VALUES!