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Another Fine Member of the "Moral Majority"

Talk of the blogs this AM is a new inductee into the Hall of Hypocrisy. Another sanctity of marriage defender has some 'splain to do.
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) apologized last night after his telephone number appeared in the phone records of the woman dubbed the "D.C. Madam," making him the first member of Congress to become ensnared in the high-profile case.

The statement containing Vitter's apology said his telephone number was included on phone records of Pamela Martin and Associates dating from before he ran for the Senate in 2004.

Now normally I wouldn't care about the extramarital affairs of a wayward GOPer. But as Carpetbagger notes, what makes cases like these newsworthy is that the subject of them often hold themselves up as the standard barer of moral superiority. Yet we see they are just as fallible as any other human being with wants and desires (or in this case a predilection for BDSM-style "sex play" as Maddam Palfrey describes her former service).

In any event, if Mrs. Vitter's past comments are any indication, Sen. Vitter may want to sleep face down for the foreseeable future.

(Filed at State of the Day)

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