U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 09-03-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
4,714 posts, read 8,227,243 times
Reputation: 1052

Advertisements

OK, senator, it's not the CHARACTER of Vitter that is the issue, it's actually his TIMING (soliciting *before* he was a Senator). RIGHT! Hypocrites of the world, unite!


Craig, Vitter offenses are different, Ensign says
ReviewJournal.com - News - Craig, Vitter offenses are different, Ensign says
//
Senate leadership took swift action against Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, but not against David Vitter, R-La., because Craig recently pleaded guilty to a sex crime whereas Vitter was not yet in the Senate when he allegedly solicited prostitutes, Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., said on Sunday.

Craig, who announced Saturday he intends to resign Sept. 30, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being arrested in June during a sex sting in a Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport men's room. According to a police report, Craig entered a stall next to one occupied by an undercover police officer monitoring the restroom, then touched his foot to the foot of the officer. He also brushed his hand beneath the partition between them. He was then arrested.

In July, Vitter apologized after his telephone number showed up on phone records of a woman called the "D.C. Madam" who is accused of running a Washington prostitution ring.

Although Ensign, who is chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and other GOP leaders pressured Craig to step down, they've taken no action and said little about Vitter.

During an appearance on ABC's This Week, Ensign told host George Stephanopoulos that GOP leaders did not rush to judgment on Craig.
//
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-03-2007, 02:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
11,432 posts, read 18,291,276 times
Reputation: 5224
Quote:
Originally Posted by ParkTwain View Post
OK, senator, it's not the CHARACTER of Vitter that is the issue, it's actually his TIMING (soliciting *before* he was a Senator). RIGHT! Hypocrites of the world, unite!


Craig, Vitter offenses are different, Ensign says
ReviewJournal.com - News - Craig, Vitter offenses are different, Ensign says
//
Senate leadership took swift action against Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, but not against David Vitter, R-La., because Craig recently pleaded guilty to a sex crime whereas Vitter was not yet in the Senate when he allegedly solicited prostitutes, Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., said on Sunday.

Craig, who announced Saturday he intends to resign Sept. 30, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being arrested in June during a sex sting in a Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport men's room. According to a police report, Craig entered a stall next to one occupied by an undercover police officer monitoring the restroom, then touched his foot to the foot of the officer. He also brushed his hand beneath the partition between them. He was then arrested.

In July, Vitter apologized after his telephone number showed up on phone records of a woman called the "D.C. Madam" who is accused of running a Washington prostitution ring.

Although Ensign, who is chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and other GOP leaders pressured Craig to step down, they've taken no action and said little about Vitter.

During an appearance on ABC's This Week, Ensign told host George Stephanopoulos that GOP leaders did not rush to judgment on Craig.
//
What a bunch of repugnant hypocrites. If Louisiana had a repug governor, it would have been all over for critter.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2007, 03:37 PM
 
2,506 posts, read 8,260,033 times
Reputation: 853
I don't think either of them did something unforgivable. If Craig would have done that to anyone else, they would have told hime to **** off, and that would have been the end of it. We get to laugh a little, and let it go. The problem is that these people pass jusgment on the rest of us and preach family values, and then go try things like this. It is the hypocrisy which I find unforgivable. S. Craig got the brunt of it because it made bigger news, and, as someone put it, Girls in New Orleans go over better than BOys in Boise. He was a victime of his own party. The Republicans sold him downriver.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2007, 06:05 PM
 
5,111 posts, read 6,799,975 times
Reputation: 3116
As mentioned, Idaho has a GOP governor, so they can (and did) throw him to the curb and start over. In Lousiana, there's no way in hell they were going to let a Democratic governor replace Vitter.

So yes, the situations were very different.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2007, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Small patch of terra firma
1,281 posts, read 2,295,194 times
Reputation: 549
Well their individual situations are different and I would agree to that, however from a party that claims family values and the moral high ground, no, there is no difference. It's simple, what if Vitter was a Dem, what would the GOP response be?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2007, 06:24 PM
 
8,289 posts, read 13,076,421 times
Reputation: 5017
I just find it funny that Craig was thrown under a bus by the GOP yet Vitter who admitted to having contact with prostitutes is ok!

The GOP is so homophobic it's incredible! Can the party of the "big tent" explain itself?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2007, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
4,714 posts, read 8,227,243 times
Reputation: 1052
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiamiRob View Post
I just find it funny that Craig was thrown under a bus by the GOP yet Vitter who admitted to having contact with prostitutes is ok!

The GOP is so homophobic it's incredible! Can the party of the "big tent" explain itself?

Please remember that the GOP is the party of (straight) white male dominance. Military first (with silent gays and women such as the rescued Ms. Lynch) though led by chickenhawks who bend the knee to Exxon, women stay at home, plenty of (illegal powerless) brown and black laborers for capitalists, kick around the Arabs that won't hold Bush's hand (remember this photo of the Abdullah hand-hold: http://sporkinthedrawer.typepad.com/...h_abdullah.jpg).

Last edited by ParkTwain; 09-03-2007 at 08:23 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2007, 08:35 PM
 
6,761 posts, read 11,255,248 times
Reputation: 3025
I just find it funny that he didn't actually committ anything other than a minor misdemeanor, yet the alphabet networks find this story worthy of top story status every day for a week now. I guess the war in Iraq really isn't that big of a deal when somebody could be trying to have gay sex in Minneapolis.

Actually its pretty obvious that now the Iraq war is nowhere near as negative as it was for the first 6 months of this year and a lot of signs of progress are being made. So rather than make that a top story, we get to hear about a misdemeanor and the ensuing hypocrisy coming from every direction.

BTW, so what about Vitter, we have William Jefferson still active in Congress while charges against him for corruption could land him behind bars for a life sentence.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:25 PM.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top