16 July 2007

Vitter Cheers Wife’s Broken Political Promise

Apparently, the job of a politician is to make the future sound sure. Of course, the promises made to assure the constituency are bound to disappoint: the future has little regard for our expectations. We seem to have problems even predicting our own actions.

It turns out that for Senator Vitter (R. Louisiana), this is a good thing. He was not the only one to break campaign promises when a DC Madame revealed that Vitter bought "services" from her prostitutes.

Vitter ran as a social conservative, a family values man. His career in DC began when the representative for his district was revealed to have had numerous affairs. It wasn't just Vitter who was going to be different. When Vitter's wife was asked about how she'd handle a cheating husband, she made this comment:
"I'm a lot more like Lorena Bobbitt than Hillary [Clinton]. If he does something like that, I'm walking away with one thing, and it's not alimony, trust me."

This week, Vitter's wife showed up at a press conference beside her husband. Neither he nor his wife mentioned whether he'd be serving as this nation's first eunuch.


Anonymous said...

Lyndon Johnson once made the statement, "I never trust a man until I've got his pecker in my pocket." Southern politicians seem to have a fixation with detached members.

It's was really a pretty weird question to ask her.

Anonymous said...

I am utterly dismayed by all this nonsense. They're just as bad as the stinking hippies they loathe so much.

And Thomas, relax a bit, man. Please-- for the sake of sanity.

Dave said...

As far as we know, she's telling the truth. I'm not checking to find out.