Friday, July 20, 2007

The Hypocrisy of the Right (What Else is New?)

So, two more bible-thumping loudmouthed Republican fatheads have been caught up in sex scandals. Yawn. Susie Bright has written a wonderful column about these hypocrites extraordinaires - check it out.

The big winners this time around?

1. Louisiana senator David Vitter (R). This family values moron found himself calling the DC Madam, and soliciting hookers in New Orleans, where he earned the nickname "Vitter the Shitter" from the local whores (use your imagination). Apparently, when not earning his public salary calling to impeach Bill Clinton for sexual improprieties, Vitter was busy diddling hookers while wearing a diaper.

In 2000, Vitter's wife Wendy had an interesting position on infidelity:
His wife, Wendy, was asked by the Newhouse reporter: If her husband were as unfaithful as Livingston or former President Bill Clinton, would she be as forgiving as Hillary Rodham Clinton?
"I'm a lot more like Lorena Bobbitt than Hillary," Wendy Vitter told Newhouse News. "If he does something like that, I'm walking away with one thing, and it's not alimony, trust me."

Unsurprisingly, Wendy's tune has changed, and she has found it her heart to forgive Vitter his diaper-fetish transgressions.

2. Florida representative Bob Allen (R). This favourite son of the Christian Coalition offered to perform oral sex on a male undercover cop for $20 (a reasonable rate for this free market Republican). At least he had the decency to do his soliciting in the privacy of the men's bathroom of the Titusville park, rather than out by the swingset. In a remarkably poor choice of words, Allen complained that these charges had been unfairly "thrust upon [him]".

And where are the cries of outrage from the frothing loonies on the right?? Where are the calls for the heads of these two heathens?? Nowhere.

In fact, both Vitter and Allen have followed the path of the brave loyal Bushies ahead of them, and have ruled out resigning their positions. As Bright observes:
Vitter's defiance, to refuse resignation, is the default Bush strategy, the corporate-politics vamp. You refuse to take responsibility for anything, and deny the obvious. If they can't force the scepter out of your hand, you hold on for dear life, and keep cashing the checks. You simply write your own reality.


Anonymous said...

I saw Flint on Larry King - and apparently there's more to come. Flint figures 20 to 30 or even more and said he was shocked to find out about one particular senator.

Hmmmm....I don't usually like this Inquirer type gossip, but hey, when the preach and bash and live totally hypocritical lives - they deserve it.

Red Canuck said...

Anon - Agreed. If these clowns just kept their mouths shut and went about their business, it wouldn't be such a big deal. It's just that they make a point of being so righteous - in fact they campaign on it, to the slobbering support of right wingers.
So when they finally get caught with their pants down, they absolutely deserve all the media scorn they get. I couldn't believe Vitter the Shitter and his appendage of a wife begging for the media to leave them alone. Shameless hypocrites!

Anonymous said...

They're like puppies, aren't they? Make a puddle or pile on the carpet, then look all sad-sack and sorry.

Puppies are cute though, and these lying piles of crud are just plain ugly.

Thanks for letting us all know the latest news from the do-as-I-say-but-not-as-I-do crowd. Jesus would be proud!

knb said...

I presume in that number of 20-30, some Dem's will be thrown into to the mix.

It's hilarious really, that anyone would think that people in power, would seek out sex. Hello? It's as if this is something new. Gawd that country is regressive.

I thought so when Clinton was outed and I think more so now. That it includes the hypocrites, is no surprise really, but it's good to finally see it out there.

I wonder why they thought they would be protected? There's the question that needs to be asked.

Oh and anon @3:33, if that one senator is Byrd, all I can say is, ewwwwwwww!

Red Canuck said...

KNB - Oh I'm quite certain there will be Dems and Repubs alike on that list. In fact, I'd be moderately surprised if Ted Kennedy wasn't on it! ;^)

Anonymous said...

Difference being that the Dems don't lecture about family values and morals.

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