Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Should David Vitter resign?

Here are the facts as we know them:

1)David Vitter admitted his phone number number is among 15,000 posted online Monday by accused Washington prostitution ringleader Deborah Jeane Palfrey.

2)Jeanette Maier, known as the Canal Street Madam, appeared on WDSU-TV's evening newscast Tuesday night saying Vitter frequented her Mid-City brothel in New Orleans beginning in the mid-1990s, though Vitter has responded to these allegations yet.

Should we stay out of the bedrooms of those in political office? Or are politicians' intimate lives fair game because they work for us?

Or, is all the chatter about the irony of Senator Vitter's campaign for family values, yet he's admitted to indecencies?

Do most folks even care about his indiscretions, as many assume most politicians do the same things and do a better job hiding it?

Tell me what you think.

The only thing I can say is that I wish I'd gotten a piece of Larry Flynt's $1 million-pie.


Adam Kealoha Causey said...

If he takes a cue from the man he followed as a representative, he'll leave. Bob Livingston resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair, which is not illegal. Using the services of a prostitute in D.C. is breaking the law, from what I can tell.

Ashley Northington said...

You have a point, Adam. But it has not been proved that he frequented prostitution rings. We only have people who claim to have seen him. Until its proven for fact, he shouldn't resign. And if Bob Livingston resigned for having an extramarital affair--that's on him. He didn't have to, he made that choice.