Sunday, July 15, 2007


Ladies and Gentlemen, Mike Lupica:

The name of a U.S. Senator from Louisiana, David Vitter, ends up on the call list of a Washington, D.C., escort service that prosecutors say was a prostitution organization. Telephone records show that the service called Vitter's phone number several times from 1999 to 2001 while he was still a member of the House of Representatives.

When it happens, when his name is out there in public for something he did, he runs to Jesus and the voters asking for forgiveness for a "very serious sin in my past."

Vitter came up as a hypocrite, of course. It was just last year that he gave a speech on the floor of the Senate in full and passionate support of the constitutional amendment on gay marriage, saying that it was "well overdue that we in the Senate focus on nurturing, upholding, preserving and protecting such a fundamental social institution as traditional marriage."

Apparently he had sharpened his opinion about "traditional marriage" in the years since he'd stopped calling Deborah Jane Palfrey's girls.

But wait, there's more!
Fla. State Representative Accused Of Soliciting Sex In Men's Room
Police: Allen Offered To Perform Act For $20
TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Florida state Rep. Robert "Bob" Allen, R-Merritt Island, was arrested Wednesday and charged with soliciting an undercover male officer for sex at a park in Central Florida, according to police.

Investigators said Allen was acting suspicious and went in and out of the men's restroom at Veteran's Memorial Park, located on East Broad Street.

Minutes later, authorities said, Allen solicited the male officer inside the restroom, offering to perform oral sex for $20.

Allen was then arrested.

Wednesday night, an attorney for Allen urged the public to remember the lawmaker's years of public service.

"The only comment we have to make is everyone is innocent until proven guilty," the attorney, who did not identify himself, said as he and Allen exited the Brevard County jail in Sharpes just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. "We would hope that everyone takes into consideration Mr. Allen's history of public service (and) that everyone is innocent until proven guilty."

Officers realized he was a public figure after the arrest, a news release said.

Let's remember, besides his hardcore opposition to abortion (even in cases of rape or incest), Mr. Allen was behind the “Sexual Predators Elimination Act” which proposed mandatory life without parole sentences for convicted sexual predators. “We can get away from all those expensive law-enforcement time-wasting factors by simply going straight to the root of the problem, and that is the offender, and put them in a locked up place where we know we’re safe.” Strongly opposed by the Florida ACLU, the bill didn't pass. Lucky for him, huh?

So, looking at the scorecard, Karma: 2 for 2, Hypocrites: 0. Sometimes the Goddess is kind.