Friday, July 20, 2007

BuzzFlash's GOP Hypocrite Of The Week

Hey, it's Friday, which means it's time to check out BuzzFlash's "GOP Hypocrite Of The Week." It can be a grueling process to narrow the selection to just one Republican hypocrite, but this week BuzzFlash went with Wendy Vitter, wife of Republican Senator David "Where's the Hookers?" Vitter.

An excerpt:
Apparently Wendy Vitter put away her cutlery, because as widely reported, she had threatened to pull a Lorena Bobbitt on her husband, Senator David, if he were ever adulterous.

Of course, as a true Republican hypocrite, that was said back during the Clinton years in reference to impeaching Clinton for getting a blow job -- "I'm more like Lorena Bobbit than Hillary," Wendy V. bragged, "If he [Senator Hooker] does something like that, I'm walking away with one thing, and it's not alimony, trust me." But this week, Mrs. Vitter showed that what applies to Democrats -- and Hillary Clinton, in particular -- doesn't apply to Republicans.

When confronted with her husband's admission that he used a prostitution service in D.C. -- and multiple allegations that he regularly went to at least one brothel in New Orleans -- Mrs. Vitter, well, put down the knife and stood by her man.

Now if that isn't family values hypocrisy -- a blatant double standard -- then what is?

During Senator Vitter's July 16 news conference attack on "partisan politics" disguised as a mea culpa – aka standard GOP operating procedure when caught in the act -- Vitter blamed Dems for his flaming hypocrisy: "Unfortunately, my admission has encouraged some longtime political enemies and those hoping to profit from the situation to spread falsehoods too, like those New Orleans stories in recent reporting."
Sounds about right.

You can read the rest at and see a historical list of BuzzFlash's other worthy selections.