A while back I wrote this piece on the difference between what some Republicans preach, and how they act. Well, it looks like they’re at it again. By now you’ve probably heard the story of Louisiana Senator David Vitter, who admitted to being a client of the ‘D.C. Madam’, and who (prior to this admission) was one of the true ‘moral crusaders’ of the GOP. He now says that god has forgiven him, and any further discussion to be had will take place between he and his family, not with the media.
Although Vitter’s moral values crusade has lost some of its credibility in light of this, perhaps the most classic “do as I say, not as I do,” comes not from Senator Vitter, but from his wife, Wendy.
Here’s a quote from another blog. If I can find the original article, I’ll update the link.
Wendy Vitter joked in a 2000 interview with Newhouse News Service that she would be less understanding than either Bonnie Livingston, the wife of former Rep. Livingston, or Hillary Clinton, the wife of President Clinton, if her husband cheated.
“I’m a lot more like Lorena Bobbitt than Hillary,” said Wendy Vitter, an attorney. “If he does something like that, I’m walking away with one thing, and it’s not alimony, trust me.”
Wendy Vitter later said the comment was tongue-in-cheek and that she and her husband have great trust in each other.
I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning.