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In Nod to Prostitution Scandal, David Vitter Admits to 'Serious Sins'

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In a candidates' debate Wednesday, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter alluded to his involvement in a prostitution scandal when he admitted committing "serious sins."

Vitter, a Republican whose telephone number appeared in the phone records of the "D.C. Madam" in 2007, added that the "strong forgiveness" he received since the revelation has allowed him to carry on and seek reelection, the Hill newspaper reported.

"Obviously, I've stumbled in my marriage," Vitter said. "And obviously, I've committed serious sins, which I've talked about in the past. Having come through that experience and received that strong forgiveness, it's really strengthened me and redoubled my focus on living true to those values and commitments and living true to the values and wishes of the people of Louisiana."

David VitterRep. Charlie Melancon, Vitter's Democratic opponent, had said in his opening statement that the race is "about honesty and integrity in Washington. And that is one of the key ingredients and the reason why I think everyone got into this race to challenge Mr. Vitter." (There are six candidates in all.)

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lewmarkrealty

The hypocrite should have resigned as he wanted Clinton to do.

November 08 2010 at 2:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fwt0872

For many years Louisiana has had to deal with crooked politicans; it is amazing to me that Vitter says "strong forgiveness", well sir its not for me to judge what you do in your marriage, but as a candidate, you must get it together. That's why so many people are moving out of Louisiana, it is depressing that because of years of crooked politics, and unlearned, uneducated and the general lack of concern for the people of Louisiana. You have terrible roads and highways and a terrible education system. Now the question is not about how you cheat on your wife, but how you and other have cheated the people of Louisiana

October 28 2010 at 3:31 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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nemosea

To 'fwt0872',
Good day and Season's Greetings to you, 'fwt'. I cannot imagine your point being stated with any more accuracy, eloquence or plain common sense than you used in composing this commentary. Bravo ! Your words are the peal of the bell and echo my sentiments exactly. I was a 30 year resident of Louisiana until Katrina decided it was time for my family and I to move along. Perhaps the best things that ever happened to my immediate family was relocating to Florida.
Thank you for your precise observations and for your having verbalized what the vast majority of weary voters in Louisiana are certainly thinking, if not
openly stating in the media.
It is a very gratifying feeling indeed to read this comment of an obviously literate, sensible citizen.
Once again, Bravo ! ~ Nemo

December 28 2010 at 10:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joe

Let me just say that even if Vitter still used the services of prostitutes I would vote for him over anyone with a D behind his name. Bill Clinton is held in high esteem by Democrats and I think that hpocrisy is a bit worse than soliciting prostitutes.

October 28 2010 at 12:32 PM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply
priorityvb

Can we talk about Bill Clinton and the famous blue dress?

October 28 2010 at 12:31 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
cubamex2003

Family Values..Republicans better delete that from their mantra.. and add Fiscally Responsible as weell....

October 28 2010 at 12:26 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
Dan

We should forgive sinners if they are truly regretful of their sins.. But, they should still be punished.

October 28 2010 at 12:22 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply

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