Skip to comments.Larry Flynt Says He Outed Senator's 'Sin'
Posted on 07/10/2007 2:49:32 PM PDT by Baladas
WASHINGTON -- Larry Flynt is claiming credit for outing Sen. David Vitter's connection to the so-called D.C. Madam.
The Hustler magazine publisher said his staff called Vitter's office Monday, saying they knew his telephone number appeared on a list from Deborah Jeane Palfrey's escort service.
"Vitter ran to the Associated Press in an attempt to get ahead of the story," Flynt's office said.
In a statement released late Monday night, Vitter said he "received forgiveness from God" and his wife several years ago.
Vitter, whose telephone number was disclosed by Palfrey, said he is sorry for a "serious sin" and that he has already made peace with his wife.
"This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible," Vitter said 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."
Vitter lives in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie with his wife and four children.
Palfrey, meanwhile, has been accused in federal court of racketeering by running a prostitution ring. Palfrey contends, however, that her agency, Pamela Martin and Associates, was a legitimate business.
Four days after a federal judge lifted the restraining order, Palfrey posted on her Web site thousands of pages of phone records dating from August 1994 to August 2006.
The list is only phone numbers -- no names.
She said she posted the records because she believed pirated copies got out, and she wanted to insure the integrity of the information.
Palfrey also said she wants to find witnesses for her trial.
Federal prosecutors claim Palfrey ran a prostitution ring that pulled in more than $2 million over 13 years.
But she said Pamela Martin and Associates was a legal adult fantasy service.
Palfrey and her attorney have said the list contains up to 15,000 people and could shake up Washington by revealing high-profile individuals.
A Harvard graduate and Rhodes scholar, the 46-year-old Vitter was elected to his current office in 2004, becoming the first Republican from Louisiana elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. He represented Louisiana's 1st Congressional District in the House from 1999 to 2004.
In the House, Vitter succeeded GOP Rep. Robert Livingston, who was in line to replace Newt Gingrich as speaker until Livingston admitted to extramarital affairs and quit Congress. Livingston had been a critic of President Clinton, calling on him to resign over his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
"Larry Flynt says....." STOP!
“and she wanted to insure the integrity of the information.”
Would that be the same Larry Flynt who molested his own daughter ? The “Conscience of the Democrat party” ?
man everyone is going apeshiite over this just wait until 100 or so more congressmen names come out or prominent businessmen
Democrat or Republican a scumbag is a scumbag who will get tattled on by other scumbags. Good ...glad he got got.
“Would that be the same Larry Flynt who molested his own daughter “???
Yes the same one who also admitted his first sexualy encounter was with a chicken.
Because he lied and flat-out denied the allegations.
At that point, it was just moonbat talk. You do realize there’s a different standard for a Republican politican, don’t you?
Why is it a big deal if he consorts prostitutes? Exactly how does that affect his ability to do his job?
If given the choice between a candidate who has a pristine personal life, but who disagrees with me on the issues, or the candidate who is well known around town as well, someone who is less than pristine, but who has views in line with mine, well, I’m supporting the one that agrees with me, not the one who lives a “good clean life”
We all act as if this had never happened before. You know, my father was the first person in his family line (from what I know) to have never even strayed once. There was a time when people got married and stayed married, for better or worse, and commandment against adultery not withstanding, many women in higher stratas just accepted that at one point or another, the husband would have an affair. Eisenhower did it. Somehow, F.D.R did it. You can go through the list of Presidents who had affairs, and yet none of them were ever called out on it. So why all the sudden do we feel the need to make this public news.
The only reason this has become an issue today is because people actually do have a willingness to get divorced whereas they usually didn’t back in the olden days. Jimmy Carter was a man who seemingly, led a good Christian life, was even a Baptist missionary. He was also an abject failure as President. On the other hand, you have a man like Reagan, who we know had divorced and remarried, and who, probably had affairs in the non-married times, and he was one of the best presidents the country ever had.
If someone cheats that usually means their is something wrong with the marriage, because usually, in happy, well-functioning marriages, people don’t cheat. People cheat when something has gone amiss. Marital problems have nothing to do with competency to do the job.
Does anyone else have access to this list. I would be very interested to see who else is on this list.
It leaves him open for blackmail. Really stupid on his part.
There was a thread earlier with a link. It only gives phone numbers and the city the call came from.
I want to know who wrote this BS article. Livingston wanted Clinton’s resignation FOR PERJURY. This rewriting history stuff has to stop.
Larry Flint?!? Is that old slobbering bastard still alive?
So does Flynt now pay himself the million bucks?
Larry Flint?!? Is that old slobbering bastard still alive?
Well, parts of him.
You write as if seeing a hooker is like cheating.
Flynt is one of the strangest, most pitiful creatures to slither under a rock.
Damn right we need another Republican President and Congress.
Vitter outed himself. This is “me too ism” and gotcha politics. A day late and a dollar short, Larry.
This is the same Larry Flynt who hired a hitman to whack Bob Guccione, publisher of Penthouse, a competing porn mag.
Ike's biographer said the allegation was hogwash. It was a bitter and elderly Harry Truman who put it out there. As for FDR, after he contracted polio, it's quite possible he may not have been able to consummate any illicit affair. Besides, one could hardly blame FDR for wanting to be with the woman he loved and who loved him in return (and was with her when he died in Warm Springs). After learning more about that power-hungry ice-cold lesbian bitch Eleanor, and the "deal" she made with her husband for not sandbagging his political career, it increased my sympathy for FDR enormously.
Blackmail? Like happened to Scott Ritter?
As bad as Flynt is, he makes Bob Guccione look like the pope.
What’s the scoop on that?
Could you elaborate?
Thanks...thats the best laugh I’ve had all day! ~P~
Scott Ritter got busted at least twice trying to meet underage girls that he “met” online.
There are rumors that he may have been blackmailed over some personal activity to “switch sides” in support/opposition to the war in Iraq.
He certainly faded from the limelight once these arrests came to light.
Any other laws you would so conveniently allow a lawmaker to violate then in the course of *doing his job*??
Ahhh, i didn’t know about the underage girls. I just thought he had gotten threatened with his life. He made a pretty abrubt about face didn’t he?
After Eleanor found out about her husband’s affair with Lucy Mercer, she issued him an ultimatum. He would have to either stop seeing her entirely, allow her to “do her own thing” (meaning cavort with her own lesbian friends/pursue her radical political agenda and other pet causes WITHOUT interference), and never have intimate relations again with her... OR... she would divorce him and publicly ruin him with details about the affair and destroy his political aspirations for the future. He chose the former (but later on, secretly saw Lucy).
Worse, yet, FDR’s mother was on Eleanor’s side and was happy to see her son ruined if he didn’t stay in that sham marriage. Nice, huh ?
Look out...you are being way too rationals and intelligent. You will get flamed! ha.
Wow. AP waited untill the second to last sentence to reveal his political affiliation. Usually they put it in the first sentence of the article. I'm impressed.
I call B.S. on you, You said: “Why is it a big deal if he consorts prostitutes? Exactly how does that affect his ability to do his job?”
It is called judgement, putting ones self in risky stupid situations. I do not want our leaders handling the nation’s future with that type of thinking.
I think you might be on the wrong site.
We don't know that.
From what I’ve heard, Senator Vitter has been up-front and only delivered
“straight talk” about his indiscretion.
Even on the Lou Dobbs show, a bunch of guests (talk-show hosts) said
that Vitter had been direct and owed up to his actions.
by reason of honesty and transparency!
Speaking of blackmail, does Vitter have a security clearance? If so, was Vitter required to disclose this info to the Feds? And if so, did he?
I believe the sin outed Larry Flynt.
As much as i like David Vitter, I think he needs to step down.
I wonder how the “Fairness Doctrine” would work on something like this?
Someone else’s sins always need punishing. Flynt and the RATS hope to end this man’s career by appealing to rigid conservative condemnation and demands for his resignation.
Maybe we should just take a deep breath and assume he is basically a good man, husband and father who committed a common sin. Both Flynt and the RATS will go crazy. Note they never out their own.
You'll probably be flamed for that. I'd still vote for him, if I lived in Looziana.
Most Dems and Pubbies seem to agree on one thing about Monicagate - it was all about sex. Well, it wasn't to me. It was about perjury and obstruction of justice by the President in giving testimony before a federal judge in a sex discrimination lawsuit. That justifies impeachment, IMHO. Philandering, which we've had plenty of in the White House and Congress in the history of the Republic, doesn't.
So did Larry pay out that money he was offering for any dirt on a Republican?
Scarborough is in the DEMOCARY CAMP now.....NO Democrat will be outed.
If it makes you subject to blackmail, it does. I like watching liberals' heads spin around, when I remind them that 100% of what we know about the Clinton-Lewinski affair was what she freely admitted, and what he did not deny, and that we have NO idea if she blackmailed him to do something on behalf of Israel for her to stay silent. Since they are usually Israel-haters, that really makes them wince a bit.
Also, if it distracts you from your governmental mandate, then it's a problem. I tell my lib friends and acquaintances, that since I never voted for Clinton, it wasn't my agenda that he failed to deliver on during his second term. I laugh that I'm glad he did it, because that prevented him from making law changes that I wouldn't have liked, that they would have loved.
If they're still listening, I tell them that it was a standing joke on the late-night circuit that George W. Bush was some sort of coke-snorting party animal, just as Bill Clinton's infidelity was made fun of during the 1992 campaign. However, if a videotape surfaced, showing Bush to be drinking and buzzing out on blow, the Republicans would have instantly repudiated him, unlike the Democrats that rallied around Clinton while he was lying to them with an "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" off his sneering lips.
At that point, they pretty much shut up and leave.
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