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Investigate [Louisiana Senator] Vitter, legal group is told
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | September 30, 2009 | Bruce Alpert

Posted on 09/30/2009 6:37:17 AM PDT by rrstar96

WASHINGTON -- An ethics watchdog group is asking the office that oversees Louisiana's lawyers to investigate whether Sen. David Vitter, R-La., should be disciplined for his 2007 admission of a "very serious sin" after his phone number appeared on a list compiled by a Washington prostitution ring.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said its filing is related to Vitter's recent request for a Justice Department investigation into ACORN, the community activist group with headquarters in New Orleans. Staffers in four ACORN offices around the country have been caught in a video sting giving advice to a couple pretending to be a prostitute and a pimp looking for tax breaks and other assistance. ACORN officials have said the organization is transferring its national headquarters to Washington, D.C.

"Sen. Vitter's zeal to see ACORN criminally investigated for offering advice in setting up a prostitution ring reminded me he has yet to be held accountable for his own role in a prostitution ring," said Melanie Sloan, CREW's executive director. "While ACORN's conduct is indefensible, so is Sen. Vitter's, and what is good for the goose is good for the gander."

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: acorn; davidvitter; hannahgiles; louisiana; vitter

1 posted on 09/30/2009 6:37:17 AM PDT by rrstar96
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To: lsucat; Roux; Pikachu_Dad; WFTR; chemicalman; abb; Liberty911; CajunConservative; LSUfan; ...

Pelican State ping


2 posted on 09/30/2009 6:38:02 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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Investigate Schumer for his loose lips comment of confidential information that took down IndyMac Bank!!!


3 posted on 09/30/2009 6:39:31 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: rrstar96
Anyone who thinks ACORN is down and out haved another thing coming.

They'll be out looking for revenge and more taxpayer supported jobs for their thugs.

4 posted on 09/30/2009 6:44:20 AM PDT by blam
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“An ethics watchdog group....”

CREW is only interested in the ethics of conservatives and Republicans. The token charge against liberals and Democrats is just done for cover.

Who runs CREW? Where did they come from? Who is this Sloan
broad?


5 posted on 09/30/2009 6:48:20 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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6 posted on 09/30/2009 6:50:05 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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An excellent example of warped logic.

Regardless of the fact that Vitter’s behavior was not admirable by any measure, there is a huge difference between his behavior and that of ACORN.

He was not stealing government money and converting it to a criminal enterprise as was ACORN.

He was not yet an elected office holder when his alleged misdeed took place.

Because the madame committed suicide, the case never went to any sort of trial either in the ethics committee or in a court of law.

If every lawyer who had some form of illegal sex were disbarred, we would not have many left.

Hey, maybe that is a better idea than I originally thought.

Nevertheless, this so called investigation is nonsense.

7 posted on 09/30/2009 6:51:26 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: blam

One can justifiably suspect the timing and motive of this investigation request, especially when the subject happens to be a vocal ACORN opponent....and a Republican. At the same time, though, Vitter put himself in a situation where his “very serious sin” revelation will continue to haunt him.


8 posted on 09/30/2009 6:51:52 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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“Who runs CREW? Where did they come from? Who is this Sloan
broad?”

Found out myself. She has worked for:

JOHN CONYERS
CHUCK SCHUMER
JOE BIDEN

Nuff said. CREW = Liberal Hit Squad


9 posted on 09/30/2009 7:11:19 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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OMG! Republicans have extramarital sex! OMG!!!!!!


10 posted on 09/30/2009 7:13:30 AM PDT by poobear
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zipper syndrome......


11 posted on 09/30/2009 7:15:50 AM PDT by tioga (Drip, Drip, Drip.........the ACORNS are falling.)
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ACORN Ping!

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


12 posted on 09/30/2009 7:34:20 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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I love that picture ;-)


13 posted on 09/30/2009 7:36:39 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: LeonardFMason

Crew is another anti Republican, conservative and America left wing group funded and led by George $oreA$$:

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (CREW) Printer Friendly Page ... Heavily funded by George Soros’s Open Society Institute and by Democracy Alliance ...

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupprofile.asp?grpid=7309


14 posted on 09/30/2009 7:46:25 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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CREW is funded by George Soros. ‘Nuf said.


15 posted on 09/30/2009 7:48:38 AM PDT by Melchior
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They are donig this to send a message to anyone who crosses them - DON’T because we are going to get you!

David Vitter is my senator and I will stand with him and fight for him. CREW you better watch out- you may be the next invesigation!


16 posted on 09/30/2009 10:03:24 AM PDT by Bitsy
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