Whoremonger speaks -- UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

Monday, July 16, 2007

Whoremonger speaks -- UPDATE

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 4:41 PM

DC and Canal Street madam patron U.S. Sen. David Vitter, the Republican family values champion, is going live on Louisiana TV about 5 p.m. today. WWL is streaming.

UPDATE: Vitter was accompanied by his wife Wendy. She apparently didn't Bobbitize him as she once suggested she'd do to a straying husband. He apologized. "No matter how long ago it was, I know how much this has hurt the relationship of trust I have enjoyed with so many of you," he said.

He said he'd confessed and been counseled and believed he'd received forgiveness from God and his wife. He said he continues to believe in family values no matter how much he might be attacked as a hypocrite. (He denied the New Orleans prostitution stories.) He indicated he wouldn't take questions  and that he intended to continue his legislative work.

He won't quit in other words.

Wendy Vitter spoke, too. She said this should be a private issue. "I forgave David. I made the decision to love him and to recommit to our marriage." It was not an easy choice, but the right choice, she said. She said the media attention  -- "camped at our home and church every day" -- had been hard on her children.

"I would just ask you very respectfully to let us continue our summer and our lives as we had planned," she said.

They left, taking not a single question.

Reminder: Vitter spoke and wrote extensively -- after admissions, apologies, etc. -- that Bill Clinton was morally unfit to serve as president on account of the Lewinsky revelations.

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