Sen. Vitter's Diaper Fetish and Another Republican Caught Solicting Sex...From a Man in a Toilet

This post, written by Howie Klien, originally appeared on Down With Tyranny!

This Vitter thing just doesn't want to go away. One of the Madams he was working with to procure women for him says he should be prosecuted (it is true that what he was doing actually is a crime) while another Madam says he "wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary" with her girls over the years (except that he was into a diaper fetish, just like Holy Joe).

The whole thing is certainly an embarrassment for the Louisiana Family Values Republican Party. Mike Cromartie a far right wing former chairman of the Commission on International Religious Freedom isn't taking this as lightly as Vitter's political cronies-- who all say, basically, "Well, if God has forgiven him, who am I to hold a grudge?" Cromartie's comment today was more in touch with a less forgiving branch of religionists: "It's the hypocrisy that people can't stand. It's not the fact that people are frail and given to sinful behavior. It's when they try to pretend to be morally upright and end up being self-righteous because they preach one thing and live another."

Preacher and GOP presidential contender Governor Mike Huckabee doesn't seem too proud to have Vitter's hypocrisy making a statement about GOP phony-baloneys either. "Many of us became a part of the Republican Party so that we could find a home for traditional beliefs regarding marriage and family and the sanctity of human life. If those things really don't exist in the party, then we have to ask, 'Why are we here?'"

One guy who is really embarrassed is Vitter's political protégé, Bobby Jindal, who has Vitter's old congressional seat and is currently running for governor of Louisiana. Jindal is in the same awkward position of so many Louisiana Republicans-- Vitter included-- who have been clamoring for William Jefferson to step down. Will they hold Vitter to the same standards?

The local papers seem filled with despair about the cesspool-like politics of the Bayou State. In Alexandria Town Talk summed it all up: "We've got a Democratic congressman caught with $90,000 in cash in his freezer and facing federal bribery charges, and a Republican senator caught with his pants down and facing a wife who... compared herself to the knife-wielding, libido-snipping Lorena Bobbitt. Welcome to Louisiana."

Meanwhile, up the road apiece the Republicans are having another sex scandal. This time it's Florida State Rep. Robert Allen of Merritt Island. The 48 year old Republican Representative was arrested today on second degree misdemeanor charges for solicitation for prostitution. And the twist is that he's a married many and was asking an undercover cop in a men's room if he could pay him to give him a blowjob. It's so GOP!

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