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Sen. Vitter Apologizes for His Link to 'D.C. Madam'(Rudy Supporter!)
ABC News ^ | July 10, 2007 | JAKE TAPPER

Posted on 07/10/2007 12:45:35 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182

Edited on 07/10/2007 12:46:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, whose phone number was linked to Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called "D.C. Madam," says that he is sorry for a "serious sin" and that he has already made peace with his wife.

Palfrey is awaiting trial on racketeering charges related to a prostitution ring she allegedly ran.

"This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible," Vitter said Monday evening in a printed statement. "Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way."

[snip]He has perhaps been best known nationally for criticizing the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, opposing Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, fighting for the Federal Marriage Amendment and endorsing Giuliani."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 110th; apology; dcmadam; giuliani; jaketapper; palfry; rudy; vitter
Another dumbass following his stiff wood!
1 posted on 07/10/2007 12:45:39 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

And what is the first word in the ABC News story? REPUBLICAN. I’m sure they will rush to publish the names of the Democrats on that list. /sarcasm


2 posted on 07/10/2007 12:47:35 PM PDT by Sender (Be subtle! be subtle! and use your squirrels for every kind of business.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

You have to wonder about people in the public eye who do this sort of thing. A total DEE DEE DEE.


3 posted on 07/10/2007 12:47:36 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( I want Mark Levin for President!!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Betcha anything the “partial” list will be released right before the 2008 elections, and guess which letter will be by every name.


4 posted on 07/10/2007 12:48:28 PM PDT by The Blitherer (What would a Free Man do?)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Another dumbass following his stiff wood!

I take it you're not referring to a game of golf.

5 posted on 07/10/2007 12:49:27 PM PDT by CAWats (Women should be well-behaved)
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To: Sender

I don’t think we have heard the last of that list.


6 posted on 07/10/2007 12:50:52 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I don’t think we have heard the last of that list.

There have only been, what, 2 'disclosures' so far? This guy and a Bush administration official?

Bet there are a lot of Dems and Libs that will never be similarly 'disclosed'....

7 posted on 07/10/2007 1:10:22 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("Flying is like Life: Know where you are, where you're going, and how to get there." - 'Ol Dad)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Out of all of the thousands of phone calls that were supposed to be on these lists, we’re to believe that a newly elected Republican is the only person of note on these lists?

I sure wish he wouldn’t have contacted the agency, but we all owe a debt of gratitude to Sen. Vitter for his vigorous arguments in shooting down the amnesty bill. He was tenacious in presenting numerous arguments against the bill, so let’s keep that in mind. I actually thought (and still do think) there’s a chance for him to run for President in at some point in the future.


8 posted on 07/10/2007 1:11:26 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: Anti-Bubba182
a Rudy rooter and a Madam ..... hmmmm .... seems to be one in the same thing to me

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9 posted on 07/10/2007 1:11:45 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Anti-Bubba182; GoldCountryRedneck; Joann37

Do we know who bought the list? Was it ABC? If so, it might be important to start a movement to get the ENTIRE list released now so the MSM can’t cherry pick names on the list during the 2008 elections.


10 posted on 07/10/2007 1:15:08 PM PDT by The Blitherer (What would a Free Man do?)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

He has perhaps been best known nationally for criticizing the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, opposing Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, fighting for the Federal Marriage Amendment and endorsing Giuliani.


With three balls and two strikes - he’s still in the game...


11 posted on 07/10/2007 1:19:57 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: GoldCountryRedneck
Bet there are a lot of Dems and Libs that will never be similarly 'disclosed'....

They'll disclose the others as soon as they get through the numerous listings of a "William Jefferson Clinton"...

12 posted on 07/10/2007 1:22:36 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: The Blitherer
I gather the list isn't subject to FOI requests like a government document; don't know just who really got it.

You can search by specific phone number, only, at her web-site.

Maybe if some hacker could get in and get his/her hands on the imbedded DB ....

13 posted on 07/10/2007 1:24:08 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("Flying is like Life: Know where you are, where you're going, and how to get there." - 'Ol Dad)
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To: GoldCountryRedneck
"..You can search by specific phone number, only, at her web-site..."

People will get ratted out right and left.

14 posted on 07/10/2007 1:33:25 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Judging by the number of threads posted on this subject today, I’d say any thing related to sex remains popular.

Punch on keyword "VITTER"

15 posted on 07/10/2007 1:40:22 PM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: ASA Vet

Also he is a prominant Rudy supporter.


16 posted on 07/10/2007 1:43:57 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Sender

I haven’t really been following this story, because I really don’t care about it, but is this the only name that has been released? I find it impossible to believe his was the only high profile name on the list....
susie


17 posted on 07/10/2007 1:44:41 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

‘D.C. Madam’-Rudy Supporter!?

She seems like the type who’d be for a pro-abort, urban cross-dresser...


18 posted on 07/10/2007 1:46:23 PM PDT by flowerplough (Call Mr. Plow, that's my name. That name again is Mr. Plow!)
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To: flowerplough

Vitter, not her.


19 posted on 07/10/2007 1:49:36 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Joann37

Thank you for pointing this out, Joann37. While I am disappointed that Vitter did this, I am glad he is representing us in LA. He has been a good senator and much better than the Landrieu/Breaux duo we had for years. Now we just have Landrieu to work on replacing with another hard-line conservative. As for his support of Giuliani, don’t know about that. But I like what Vitter’s done for us so far with regards to Amnesty and other important issues.


20 posted on 07/10/2007 1:52:13 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I don’t remember reading anywhere in the MSM about how Democrat Congressman Frank’s gay lover ran a prostitution ring from their home.

Anyone? Bueller?


21 posted on 07/10/2007 1:53:26 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (THE US SENATE IS THE MOST CORRUPT BODY POLITIC SINCE THE ROMAN EMPIRE.)
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To: Joann37

On what planet do you live?
He will probably not be senator from Louisiana for more than one term If he completes that.
The madam may call him as a defense witness!
Really what are you thinking.
The guy has a history of consorting with Prostitutes!
Does this not bother you?


22 posted on 07/10/2007 1:56:59 PM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: Joann37
Be careful, many here want him stoned. Yeah, that is the ticket, he should resign and that dim bulb Blanco can appoint a Dem replacement for 3 years.

/sarc.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070710/UPDATES01/70710013/1002/NEWS01

23 posted on 07/10/2007 2:02:51 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Well, count me as another one who finds it interesting that his has been the only name released thus far.


24 posted on 07/10/2007 2:10:11 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid./LOUD and PROUD!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1863457/posts

From an earlier post:

The acknowledgment from Vitter, a Republican who recently won praise from conservatives for his opposition to the immigration reform bill, comes days after U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler lifted a restraining order, allowing Palfrey, 51, to distribute pages of phone records that she and her attorney said contains up to 15,000 names.

On Monday, she released the numbers on her Web site.


25 posted on 07/10/2007 2:19:59 PM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Enough on Vitter.
Whre are the rest of the perpetrators????
I want to know all the names and who were dems
I KNEW the first name out of the chute would be a pubbie.

If these people can’t control the urges in their privat lives..how can we trust them to do the right thing in their public lives. We can’t.


26 posted on 07/10/2007 2:23:26 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Bainbridge

What sticks out in my mind is that this man saved this country last month. He joined with Demint, Sessions and Coburn to stop the immigration bill that would have wrecked this nation. He is a hero and should be regarded as such by anyone here. He may have a flaw or so but what he did should be remembered by us all. And this is what he gets for this from the stinkin’ maggot scum sucking MSM. we should stand behind him 100%.


27 posted on 07/10/2007 2:27:09 PM PDT by bilhosty
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Rumor is that ‘toon’s name is on it.

LLS


28 posted on 07/10/2007 2:38:08 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: bilhosty

Translation: He's pond scum, but he's our pond scum. If this is what people meant by "the party of personal responsibility," it's no wonder we're losing our grip on the national reigns.

29 posted on 07/10/2007 2:41:40 PM PDT by Mr. Know It All (Term Limits: Stop us before we vote again!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I doubt that, but it would be neat.


30 posted on 07/10/2007 2:43:23 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Joann37
I sure wish he wouldn’t have contacted the agency, but we all owe a debt of gratitude to Sen. Vitter for his vigorous arguments in shooting down the amnesty bill. He was tenacious in presenting numerous arguments against the bill, so let’s keep that in mind. I actually thought (and still do think) there’s a chance for him to run for President in at some point in the future.

I wish he hadn't contacted the agency, but what's done is done. If he's truly repented and doesn't have anything else lurking in his closet, I'll stick by him. I doubt he'll become president after this though, and I'm cringing about his chances to hold onto his seat.
31 posted on 07/10/2007 3:53:22 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Groundchuck Hagel and Lindsey Grahamcracker are undesirable menu items in 2008. Make new choices!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
It came from ears in Georgetown... in a bar full of lawyers. FWIW.

LLS

32 posted on 07/10/2007 4:56:54 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: bilhosty
He did something wonderful.
Kudos.
Now, on to reality.
The Man has been lying about prostitution for quite some time.
This is not his first go around with the subject.
He must have a massive ego to think he could get away with it.
I do not think he “has a flaw or so”. He is a serial adulterer and liar.
I read speculation on a BLog tonight that the DC madam may call him as a defense witness as her claim is she is only offering a “sexual fantasy company” not a prostitution ring.
Won’t that be dignified? I feel the sorriest for his poor children. The Mrs. knew he was a scoundrel and stuck around after a Louisiana Bordello liaison.
33 posted on 07/10/2007 8:09:42 PM PDT by Bainbridge
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He not only did something wonderful he helped save the damn country. As far as I am concerned he can see all of the whores he wants to if he promises to keep popping up like Superman or Zorro when he is needed. that is the reality. This is a just ahustle Larry flynt and the hard left in the media to smear us all. If you respond this way you are just helping Hustler mold the country in to it's image. Do you want that?
34 posted on 07/11/2007 6:39:49 AM PDT by bilhosty
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To: Bainbridge
He not only did something wonderful he helped save the damn country. As far as I am concerned he can see all of the whores he wants to if he promises to keep popping up like Superman or Zorro when he is needed. that is the reality. This is a just ahustle Larry flynt and the hard left in the media to smear us all. If you respond this way you are just helping Hustler mold the country in to it's image. Do you want that?
35 posted on 07/11/2007 6:41:16 AM PDT by bilhosty
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To: bilhosty
Wow. So you do not actually have any standards. If a guy is good on one of your high priority issues( I called the folks downtown here to scream about immigration near on 30 times) then well he could do almost anything.
That is the same thinking that has kept the drunken, sleazy Bay state girl killer in office for the past 40 years.
Nope, sorry. The whole point of being a philosophical conservative is that we have a coherent philosophy. Not just pick and choose situational ethics.
36 posted on 07/11/2007 7:23:01 AM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: GoldCountryRedneck
You can search by specific phone number, only, at her web-site.

Maybe if some hacker could get in and get his/her hands on the imbedded DB ....

She put up images of all her records on her site. (They're just scans of all her phone bills since 1994) - http://www.deborahjeanepalfrey.com/Jeane10c.html

Some "hackers" are putting together a database (not yet complete) at http://www.dcphonelist.com/ - They are processing the image files through OCR software to create a searchable database of numbers. They specifically release everything to the public domain, so I wouldn't be surprised that once the indexing is complete, they will publish the full database on the site.

I haven't heard of anyone actually identified by the records since she released them, though. It sounds like Vitter just outed himself ahead of time because he knew what was coming. We'll see hat turns up after people have a bit of time to dig through them, though..

37 posted on 07/11/2007 7:59:32 AM PDT by Michamilton
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To: Anti-Bubba182

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/233290.php


38 posted on 07/11/2007 9:05:09 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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>>Does this not bother you?<<

At least Vitter’s escort didn’t end up dead, like Kennedy’s.


39 posted on 07/12/2007 9:18:14 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Illegals: representation without taxation--Citizens: taxation without representation)
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