November 18, 2009

Why is David Vitter (R-LA) Still in Public Office?

Interracial marriage became a national phenomenon last month when a justice of the peace in a small Louisiana town refused to marry a mixed-race couple. The small town judge was castigated by almost everyone, including the Louisiana governor and one of the state's US senators. However, Senator David Vitter (R-LA) didn't have anything to say about it.

So, it may not have been a surprise that Sen. Vitter feigned ignorance of the 'Loving v. Virginia' Supreme Court case that struck down all laws forbidding interracial marriage when he was questioned by blogger Mike Stark.

It amazes me that David Vitter is still a public official. Villagers may recall that he was a client of the 'D.C. Madam' was the way in which the senator himself disclosed it. Vitter was outed by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt. Vitter's relationship with prostitutes in Washington DC is not unusual. After all, he was accused by a member of the Louisiana Republican State Central Committee of carrying on a lengthy affair with a prostitute in New Orleans's French Quarter in his first Senate campaign. I seem to recall that Vitter had to quit his leadership position in the presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani.

What are your thoughts on David Vitter and his lack of knowledge about 'Loving v. Virginia' case?

1 comment:

MacDaddy said...

He's lying. This is the most important decisions ever in that state.