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Ear to the Ground

Wendy Vitter Stands by Her Man

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Posted on Jul 19, 2007
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Facing the music:  David and Wendy Vitter present a unified front at a press conference this week about Sen. Vitter’s extramarital forays.

In a turnaround from an earlier statement in which she likened herself to Lorena Bobbitt, at a recent press conference Wendy Vitter resolved to stay with and continue to support her husband, joining a long line of politicians’ wives who endured their husbands’ indiscretions and the ensuing media attention.

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By DennisD, July 22, 2007 at 9:14 am Link to this comment
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Wendy Vitter - a true politician’s wife making promises that aren’t kept. What’s the matter, couldn’t find a company willing to pay to sponsor the event.

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By catoutofthebag, July 22, 2007 at 12:51 am Link to this comment

The main reason Ms. Vitter did not leave her husband a la Lorena Bobbit was because she could not bear to forfeit his income (~$165K+ annually)or power and perks (priceless). I mean, after all these years of being married to and associated with a Congressman and Senator, could she really go back to being a prosecuting attorney? No matter what she says, she still looks like a realist to me.

Crow is so bad for the digestive tract. LMAO

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By CJ, July 20, 2007 at 9:06 pm Link to this comment
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If you don’t know why, cyrena, maybe it’s cuz you’re not asking the right question. Tune in. First…and last, without getting into complexities of intolerant, not to mention confused (especially sexually), societies: Bored married people actually have affairs in real life, as opposed to at Disneyland, where Sen. Vitter has long resided in his brain. Maybe not anymore, we can only hope. (I should mention I’ve always harbored a suspicion Mickey is perverted. If only my suspicion could be confirmed. FBI? Can’t never find an agent when ya really need one, ya know! CIA? Since you guys have been engaging in domestic spying since unfortunate inception of agency? Anyone with intelligence? Re Mickey?)

Frikken right, Frikken! Thanks for remarks about that.

As for Ms. Vitter, reality just recently visited itself—no doubt uninvited, which is reality’s inclination—upon her existential doorstep, whereupon a real-life decision was forced: “Should I split?” or “Should I hang?” Pros? Cons? Pros won out, not really surprisingly. Since she actually IS the victim here, though not entirely blameless, for having cast her lot with THAT guy, whose not so much a stereotype of politicians as one of people who lie to themselves, and everyone else, so lost are they in ideological confusion.

Ms. Vitter learned very quickly the score, then firmly decided on the best course of action; namely,  serving up sweet, very cold revenge, in the form of a semi-tight, leopard-skin dress and biting speech (not words spoken, but manner of speaking). Score NOW is Ms. Vitter, 40; hubby, love, not hardly. THAT was an ace!

Wish I could have been a fly on THAT wall! Oweeee, what a serious whoopin’ she must have delivered up!

That Senator Vitter is a hypocrite shouldn’t be news. Anyone who hasn’t yet figured out that the reactionary right is constituted of hypocrites hasn’t been paying attention for a very long time. (This is where societal complexity enters in, but…who’s got time for that? The speak in ideo-speak, words intended purely for public consumption, words the serve to control. Certainly words are NOT words to be lived by! See Rove/Bush, rest of ‘em, all of em’ for outstanding examples of ideological exploitation by means of speech.)

Nor is it news that a pol, or anyone else, cheated on a spouse, since that goes on everywhere all the time. What else is new?

If there’s any news value at all, it’s the way Ms. Vitter handled it. She was being honest when she said she was the Lorraine Bobbitt-type, except she’s smarter than Lorraine was. She cut his off, not literally, but figuratively, right out in public, where the dope lives. Again, OUCH! But well deserved, Dave.

Personally, I like her, though she’s a little frightening, with that Lorraine Bobbitt-attitude thing. Nevertheless, I think she’s got a whole lot more goin’ on than the Senator ever bothered to find out about. The public got just a hint of what he’s likely still not discovered. Hopefully for her a guy will come along able to appreciate all I think she might be.

Otherwise, folks? It’s not so easy being a hypocritical right-winger as ya’all might think. At this moment, I actually feel sympathy toward them.

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By P. T., July 20, 2007 at 9:06 pm Link to this comment

We need more women who are understanding like Wendy and fewer mean ones like Lorena!

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By rylly, July 20, 2007 at 7:31 pm Link to this comment

Mrs. Vitter may have done the cutting deed, botched the job somewhat, hence the need for diapers. 
When Hillary “wasn’t one of those Stand By Your Man kind of woman” and then was…and then Mrs. Vitter wasn’t going to get alimony but “a piece in hand” and then didn’t, it raises the question: should Mrs. Vitter run for office?

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By waxman, July 20, 2007 at 4:08 pm Link to this comment

FROM THE WAY I LOOK AT IT, MAYBE WENDYS GOT SOMETHING GOING ON TOO ???

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By Chaseme, July 20, 2007 at 4:04 pm Link to this comment
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In the back of Wendy’s mind, she’s thinking…“I’M RICH BEEITCH!”

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By beccajo, July 20, 2007 at 2:22 pm Link to this comment
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The reason people think this situation is so funny and so stupid, is because of how Bill Clinton was ridiculed and humiliated over the Monica episode.  It is hysterical that the very people who castigated him are caught up in something even worse.  Our elected senators and representatives are too stupid to be in office.  They don’t have enough sense to know they will be found out if they stray, especially if they have gone on record in a holy way and a public way to criticise someone of the other party.  The republicans ought to take care of this, and ask Mr. Vitter to resign…but they won’t.

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By Mudwollow, July 20, 2007 at 12:44 pm Link to this comment

Conservative Christian perverts…

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By yumyumbum, July 20, 2007 at 12:15 pm Link to this comment
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Anyone got a bucket of tar? How bout some feathers? And where’s that rail we should run this asshole out of town on?

This shameless parody of a self-righteous hypocrite intends to go back to work, doing the “people’s work” in the Senate, fighting for “purity of essence”. The simple fact is, this wasn’t what they refer to as an “affair”, this was supply side economics. And as such, it was a violation of criminal law, i.e solicitation for prostitution is a crime and this sorry excuse for a human being committed that crime, many many times. Certainly the shameless Republicans in the Senate will look the other way and do nothing, but this man should be, at the very least, censured. Perhaps the Democrats can at least give it a try, although the Repugnicans are bound to filibuster.

This is one surreal country.

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By bryon, July 20, 2007 at 11:00 am Link to this comment
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Yes, she made some deal with her cheating husband, but ultimately he has the power in the relationship.  It is understandable that she would want to trust him but he is going to screw her again.

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By GaryG, July 20, 2007 at 9:54 am Link to this comment
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Its about time we had something juicy in the media other than the same ole OJ, Micheal J, and others.

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By Frikken Kids, July 20, 2007 at 9:44 am Link to this comment

I don’t think there is any real correlation between being a politician and cheating.  And calling somebody a pervert (cyrena, I’m looking at you) because their sexual tastes are different from yours serves no real purpose. 

I think the main issue in this whole affair is hypocrisy.  If guys want to cheat on their wives (I don’t) or wives on their husbands (I hope mine doesn’t) that’s between them.  If a politician is a cheating SOB or is into what I would consider the weirdest sex imaginable, I really couldn’t care less. 

When a person tries to impeach a president for cheating and is then caught cheating, that is blatant hypocrisy and he should be run out of office by his constituents.  If he had any integrity, he would resign immediately.  The same goes for any politicians trying to legislate a morality that they don’t practice.  Humiliate them (as Larry Flint has done).  Show them for what they are.  Shame them and kick them out of office.

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By omop, July 20, 2007 at 8:00 am Link to this comment

Would Wendy be forgiven if Wendy did what David did?

Or will Wendy do a will on David and wind-up him and make him pay, and pay. This is where if David was from Utah or became a Muslim he wuld not have had to “sin” and there would be a Wendy II, and Wendy III and possibly a Wendy IV.

Being Mrs. Senator or Mrs. President sure beats being just plain Mrs.Doe.

At least Larry Flint is making money from the sins of the hypocrites.

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By dsmith, July 20, 2007 at 7:48 am Link to this comment
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As Leno said,” A senator asking a hooker to put him in diapers….shesh…is this guy PAMPERED or what?”

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By Kevin, July 20, 2007 at 6:24 am Link to this comment
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It would have been much more fun if she was like Lorena. But are you sure she isn’t??? After all, he has been reported to wear diapers with his state prostitutes.

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By jatihoon, July 20, 2007 at 5:32 am Link to this comment

Birds of same feather flocks together.

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By chopsticks, July 20, 2007 at 5:14 am Link to this comment
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If Vitter truly repented, why hasn’t he publically apologized to the Clintons for being judgemental and com clean for his real reason for pushing towards impeachment?

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By cyrena, July 20, 2007 at 1:18 am Link to this comment

Comment#88092 by Paolo on 7/19 at 4:45 pm

Is there something about being a politician that makes one more vulnerable to the allure of dirty, cheating sexual affairs?


I think EOS is right about the power thing, but I have to add that it’s not just politicians. I’d even be willing to speculate that they actually do represent a portion of the constituency.

I don’t know WHY this is, (more so than it seems to have been in earlier decades), but there are a whole bunch of these types running around, at all “levels” of the society.

They’re perverts, just like Clarence Thomas is a pervert, and it doesn’t matter what business suit they wear, or costume to cover it up.

The politicians just get caught more easily, because they set themselves up for it. Which makes them pretty stupid. But, since there are no “repercussions” for their transgressions, they never figure out how stupid they are.

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By cyrena, July 20, 2007 at 1:09 am Link to this comment

Comment#88093 by Goffredo on 7/19 at 4:46 pm
Goffredo, this is priceless!!! (no pun intended)


We do hereby pay the sum of __________________dollars to Wendy Vitter (to be cashed one full day following the 2008 Presidential Election).

Signed,
Republican National Committee

Go for it Wendy! But don’t take the first offer! 
Then divorce, writea book and go on Oprah.

Let’s just hope she’s at least that smart. There’s gotta be a damn good reason for allowing oneself to be publicly humiliated.

Esecially with the diapers and all. I just don’t get it.

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By Debra Istvanik-Strotman, July 19, 2007 at 10:52 pm Link to this comment
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We are expected to feel sorry for David and Wendy Vitter? Two hypocrites that would like everyone to leave them alone and respect their privacy. Wendy wants people to respect her childrens privacy..

Well Wendy old girl “why didn’t you respect Hilary Clinton’s privacy” instead of spouting off your husband would receive a Lorena Bobbitt had he cheated on you, after which Wendy would divorce him.

So is David Vitter now a eunuch? Did you file for that divorce? You are as big a hypocrite as your husband. You enjoyed putting another woman down publically when her husband was unfaithful,you made fun of her for deciding to stay with him and work on the marriage, but now that it is you, you want to be left alone.

Did you consider Hilary’s child, Chelsea when you were publically running your mouth from high up on your pedestal?

Learn a lesson Wendy, “keep your big mouth shut because you don’t know which madame’s bed your husbands shoes are under on any given evening.” An apology to Hilary and Chelsea would be nice also…

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By Enemy of State, July 19, 2007 at 10:26 pm Link to this comment

Paolo. I thinks it’s power. That creates opportunity, and the impression that one is a special person, deserving to make his own rules. In my fantasy dreamland, the place with no negative consequences, I’d probably do the same.

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By QuyTran, July 19, 2007 at 6:44 pm Link to this comment

Bill Clinton just got a new buddy. Congratulations !

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By Goffredo, July 19, 2007 at 5:46 pm Link to this comment

We do hereby pay the sum of __________________dollars to Wendy Vitter (to be cashed one full day following the 2008 Presidential Election).

Signed,
Republican National Committee


Go for it Wendy! But don’t take the first offer! 
Then divorce, writea book and go on Oprah.

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By Paolo, July 19, 2007 at 5:45 pm Link to this comment

Is there something about being a politician that makes one more vulnerable to the allure of dirty, cheating sexual affairs?

David Vitter, Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, JFK—the list goes on and on. Is it just a matter that these creeps are subjected to more publicity than the rest of us, or is there a connection between their abnormal sexual lusts and their abnormal lust for power?

Hmmmm…..

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By THOMAS BILLIS, July 19, 2007 at 4:08 pm Link to this comment
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It is good to see that a time or two with hooker can strengthen republican marriages but a blow job from an intern is the death of the American way.It looks like she has decided to dress like a hooker. Vitter likes it dirty and trashy.I wonder who is holding her gum.As is usual with the Republicans they drag the children into it.Tell her husband to stop having sex with hookers and the kids will be just fine.I could not help but be reminded during the Clinton impeachment the Republican refrain” what do we tell the children”.Looks like in republican circles we tell the boys to go with hookers if they want to have really strong marriages.All you guys in the real world do you think that would fly with your wives?She is proud to be Mrs David{what do you mean a blowjob costs a 100}Vitter.Good luck.

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By tyler, July 19, 2007 at 4:07 pm Link to this comment
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I wonder how much he spent on her to get her to stand up for him? 
Get a backbone wendy, the ‘greater cause’ in which he guilted you with is a crock.

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