GOP Senator used prostitute service

Republican Senator David Vitter, a Lousiana politician who campaigned on a record of “family values” paid for prostitutes from the service of the infamous “DC Madam,” Deborah Jeane Palfrey.

Vitter admitted Monday night that he has committed “a very serious sin in my past” after his telephone number appeared on Palfrey’s call list.

Vitter’s spokesman, Joel Digrado, confirmed the statement in an e-mail sent to The Associated Press.

“This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible,” Vitter said in the statement. “Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there — with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way.”

Vitter’s telephone number was among phone records of Pamela Martin and Associates, the high-priced call girl ring that is expected to ensnare a number of Washington’s rich and powerful.

Vitter campaigned on traditional Republican themes of “family values” and is often critical of what he calls the “immorality of society.”

Deborah Jeane Palfrey was charged in federal court of racketeering by running a prostitution ring that netted more than $2 million over 13 years, beginning in 1993. She contends, however, that her escort service, Pamela Martin and Associates, was a legitimate business.

Vitter, 46, a Republican in his first Senate term, was elected to the Senate in 2004. He represented Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District in the House from 1999 to 2004.

Vitter and his wife, Wendy, live in Metairie, La., with their four children.

(Includes information from The Associated Press)


  1. Bill Robinson

    Whores using Whores, they all do. Capitol Hill is rife with whores masquerading as our congressmen and senators and judges and executive branch bimbos. They are all whores and in the end, it is the American People who get fucked.
    Praise the Lord and pass the K-Y!
    Bill Robinson

  2. gene

    You know…I was thinking…”surprised”….me, I’m Mr. nobody, kind of a educated “Joesmuck” so if I get caught…who cares? I’m classified as a “John” pay my fine and go home, end of story. Of course, unless I happen to acquire one of those nasty STDs. Then its off to the Doc for some antibiotics, assuming its not the worst of the worst.

    Mr. Senator here though is a “somebody” and its going to be a living hell because of that. I prefer local coverage as opposed to national coverage. Ouch!! its going to be real tough for him from here on out. No!!!..I’m not crying for him, mabe for his wife and children.

    Makes me glad to be a local “nobody”.

  3. Beagle

    What is the problem with sex between consenting adults? Okay, I forgot about the hypocrisy that the GOP is famous for.

  4. gene

    I guess another (human) caught being “human” ie. less, much less than perfect. Where to go from here, hell if I know. Feel for his wife and children. Others get hurt when we/me/you/and they get caught with our underwear in our hands.

  5. Joe Lawrence

    For me, it’s more about the hypocrisy than about the patronage of prostitutes. When you hold your party and yourself up as “the party of family values,” and you also permit your party to make that same claim on your behalf, then you are more accountable than some bunch of admitted whoremongers – like the Dems.

    If anyone can disagree with that logic, they must be in the pretzel business.

  6. Steve Horn

    I just don’t think that we can slam the republicans on this one – I mean Barney Frank had a boyfriend running a male prostitution ring out of his basement at one point, did he not? And while bubba Clinton may not have used hookers, apparently his fly was on “auto-open”. Then look at luminaries like JFK, FDR – none of ’em were saints. Sex is obviously not just a party specific activity – and paying for it isn’t anything new either. I’d be willing to bet that the “oldest profession” was created when politicians gathered or armies deployed – so it’s really 2nd or 3rd.

    Unless this DC Madame catered only to conservatives, I’d expect some mournful wails to start coming from the Dem’s anytime soon. Given the “courage” demonstrated by the democrats since they got into power, I wonder how they’re going to deal with being outted? Mommmyyyyy …..



    Oh – and I probably could have lived the rest of my life without seeing Rosie O’Donnels mug in an advert ….

  7. LurkingFromTheLeft

    Yet another victim…

    …of Hurricane Katrina –

    …oh wait, her name wasn’t Katrina? –

    …never mind –


  8. SEAL

    This Madam has been charged under the racketering statutes. They said she netted 2 millionover 13 years. I did a little math ad found that to be a profit of just over $150,000 a year. As a “racket” that isn’t a very impressive number. In fact, it is less than any member of congress is paid annually. Also they had to work a lot more days each year. Makes congress look like a better “racket” to me.

  9. Arlo J. Thudpucker

    It seems Vitter was also dipping his wick in a Louisiana whorehouse, according to another madam.

    In an interview a few years ago, his wife, Wendy Vitter , noted that she would be more like Lorena Bobbit and less like Hillary Clinton when it come to forgiveness.

    Consequently, Davey probably uses a metal cup when sleeping.

    I expect that some diligent muckracker will be releasing Palfrey’s client’s names to effect maximum damage. Forty six pounds of paper contains LOTS of numbers.

    For the party of “Family Values”, it will be death by a thousand cuts.