Note To Media: Ask John McCain About David Vitter

New York governor Eliot Spitzer has blown it in a big way. Anti-corruption crusaders ought not to be dallying with call girls. Ordinarily I don’t like to assign much importance to personal and/or family matters. But when a personal act is both illegal and hypocritical, it becomes a hurdle that is very difficult to get over.

That said, the media is demonstrating its customary tunnel-blindness in reporting this story. The news is less than two hours old and I have already heard reporters on CNN, Fox and MSNBC asking about the impact on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Why would this have any impact on Hillary Clinton’s campaign? It is unrelated to policy matters. It is not something she could have known. There is no connection to her whatsoever other than the fact that Spitzer had endorsed her.

Well, I haven’t heard anyone ask John McCain about whether he has the support of Sen. Larry “Wide Stance” Craig (R-ID). And Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), an admitted patron of Washington’s DC Madam endorsed McCain just yesterday. Neither Craig nor Vitter have resigned their seats in the Senate.

I also have to wonder if Dick Morris, a frequent guest on Bill O’Reilly’s program, and the subject of his own prostitution scandal, will appear on the Factor tonight to discuss the Spitzer affair. While he obviously would have no moral authority to criticize Spitzer, he could at least speak from experience. Knowing Morris and O’Reilly, they would probably not even bother to disclose it.

Here’s your homework for today: Anyone who reads or hears a reporter ask Clinton about Spitzer should demand that they also ask McCain about Vitter.

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  1. …are hypocrites. Do we also have to suffer the media perverts?

  2. … that this scandal will ever be dealt with in a rational and adult way is laughable.

    Spitzer will have to pay whatever consequences arise from this.  That’s his problem.  New York will suffer because of this … but New York was suffering under Pataki for too many years.

    The rest is the usual distraction and I don’t think it’s important.  If this didn’t happen with Spitzer, the folks that profit off this kind of confusion and distraction would have easily found something else, or made something up.

    Our national dialogue … ha ha ha ha.  Ha ha ha ha.

    • pioneer on March 11, 2008 at 3:29 am

    can talk about sex and scandals with Democrats.  Usually it is a Republican thing.  

    It has nothing to do with Clinton’s campaign and associations can be made and will be made.  The narrative is that all bad things are from the Clinton camp.  Sigh.

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