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Republican Vitter's misconduct morphs into dig at Bill and Hillary Clinton

Reported by Chrish - July 10, 2007 -

John Gibson must be too immersed in his own tabloid world to see what's going on out here in reality, because it appears he still supports John McCain, the surge, and the war in Iraq. His viewers get a very different look at "news" than, say, readers of Rawstory.com, a site he had "favorited" but recently turned on for reporting the radical suggestion that we abolish the office of the US Vice-president. Tonight's program 7/10/07 was a typical sampling of local stories, sensationalism, and fluff.

Gibson briefly covered the confession of first-term Senator David Vitter (R-LA), whose phone number was found on the recently released DC Madam's list. Gibson read a quote from Wendy Vitter, the betrayed wife, from 2000 regarding the Clinton infidelities:

"I'm a lot more like Lorena Bobbit than Hillary. If he does something like that, I'm walking away with one thing, and it's not alimony, trust me."
He asked why so many women stay with their politician husbands after being so publicly humiliated? Comment: Wendy Vitter is just now facing the public humiliation part of her pain, so it's really not a fair comparison.

Gibson had on Laurie Phun, a "relationship expert" to discuss and speculate about this deep question, which gave FOX the opportunity to run the infamous footage of bereted Monica Lewinsky on the rope line. Puhn said that she's not saying that Hillary Clinton is an opportunist, BUT she made the right decision, didn't she? She'd have a much harder battle running for president as a divorced woman rather than a wife and mother.

But click on over to Rawstory.com and find a few more missing details:

"From 1999 to 2004, Vitter served as a congressman in Louisiana's 1st district. The 46-year-old politico is also the southern regional chair of Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.

In 2004, Vitter campaigned with a promise of "protecting the sanctity of marriage," and was a co-author of the "Federal Marriage Act" that sought to prohibit courts from interpreting same-sex marriage laws.

"This is a real outrage. The Hollywood left is redefining the most basic institution in human history," he said then."

And local paper The Daily Advertiser reported that

a member of the Republican State Central Committee, "Vincent Bruno of Kenner said today that Vitter should resign “for his own good, the good of the party and the good of his family.” If he doesn’t resign, Vitter should “join the Democratic Party where they think that kind of behavior is OK.”

Bruno said Vitter’s actions violate the Republican Party’s “Family Values” stance but he doesn’t expect the party leadership to do anything about it. “We had David Duke and couldn’t do anything about it.”

“They think more of the party than the right thing to do,” he said. “If they’re not going to enforce family values, they ought to take it out of the vocabulary.

“We’re the party of hypocrites,” he said. “Vote for us and we’ll lie to you, we’ll engage prostitutes and we’ll cheat on our wives.”

Nope, you won't hear that on FOX. Somehow this Republican being outed for sexual misbehavior got turned into a dig at Hillary Clinton.