phone dialWell, the DC Madam story just gets more and more interesting, doesn’t it? Today, the Beltway’s erstwhile doyenne of high-dollar prostitution, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, decided to release her private phone records to the public for our downloading and reverse-lookup pleasure. They weren’t up for very long, but it was long enough for some of my rather marvelous friends in Lefty Blogistan to download all the PDF files before the site went offline.

However, that brief interval was apparently more than enough time to light a fire under Louisiana Republican senator David Vitter, who has confessed to being a client of Ms. Palfrey’s. Let’s see what Sen. Vitter’s web-site has to say about Teh Sanctity of Marriage, shall we?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mac Abrams
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Vitter Statement on Protecting the Sanctity of Marriage

“This is a real outrage. The Hollywood left is redefining the most basic institution in human history, and our two U.S. Senators won’t do anything about it.

We need a U.S. Senator who will stand up for Louisiana values, not Massachusetts’s values. I am the only Senate Candidate to coauthor the Federal Marriage Amendment; the only one fighting for its passage. I am the only candidate proposing changes to the senate rules to stop liberal obstructionists from preventing an up or down vote on issues like this, judges, energy, and on and on.” stated David Vitter.

Gosh, a Republican whore-monger. I don’t know if I can handle the shock. What do you suppose Mrs. Senator Vitter thinks of her husband’s “Louisiana Values” tonight? Let me see if I can get this straight, first, though. By Senator Vitter’s tormented logic, gay marriage is an abomination of “the most basic institution in human history”, but that doesn’t say anything about a married Republican’s right to partake of the World’s Oldest Profession.

Good to know.

And there’s thousands more phone numbers on those lists.

Hmph. Maybe Karl Rove is actually right. The 2008 elections won’t actually be about the Iraq War.

Yee-haw. How long before Fred Thompson pops up? Or maybe Dick Cheney? Gosh, illicit sex! Does this mean we can finally have an Impeachment now?

ADDED: The phone lists seem to be back up, but fritzing out from time to time.

UPDATE: Wendy Vitter in 2000 (hat tip to Teddy):

In 2000, Vitter was included in a Newhouse News Service story about the strain of congressional careers on families.

His wife, Wendy, was asked by the Newhouse News reporter: If her husband was as unfaithful as former President Bill Clinton, would she be as forgiving as Hillary Clinton?

“I’m a lot more like Lorena Bobbitt than Hillary,” Wendy Vitter told Newhouse News. “If he does something like that, I’m walking away with one thing, and it’s not alimony, trust me.”

Uh, Senator, I have a feeling you may be sleeping in the spare room tonight.