Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Chutzpah: Bill Clinton Sends Fundraising Plea Calling David Vitter a Sinner

Granted, David Vitter's past is fair game in politics and whether or not the folks in Louisiana forgive him we'll find out come November.

But in a move than can only be regarded as politically tone-deaf to the umpteenth degree, using a guy like Bill Clinton as a fund-raising vehicle to call Vitter a sinner is beyond hilarious. Are the Democrats dumb enough to resurrect all the skeletons in Clinton's closet?
Former President Clinton has sent out a fundraising letter on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee under his own name warning that Republicans are trying to "derail' President Obama's agenda.

Not much unexpected there.

But along with the letter, Clinton has included a flyer from the DSCC that's bound to raise eyebrows.

"DSCC funds go towards efforts to unseat far-right Republican senators like admitted sinner David Vitter..." the flyer says, referring to the Louisiana senator who admitted patronizing a prostitution service when he was in the House.

Vitter has been a Clinton foe for a long time, calling on President Clinton to step down in 1998 because of his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

In 2009, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 16-1 to approve President Obama’s nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State.

Casting the sole “nay” vote was Vitter, who was concerned about Bill Clinton’s “multimillion dollar minefield of conflicts of interest.”
Vitter was exposed as a hypocrite when he was caught fooling around yet by all accounts remains electable. While Clinton was a lame duck already when the Lewinsky affair came to light, he enjoyed enough popularity he probably could have been elected again.

Still, the DSCC might want to find someone with fewer peccadilloes to cast stones Vitter's way. Using a punchline like Clinton to call someone a sinner is just absurd.

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