Oh my!!! Apparently, Senator David Vitter of Louisiana is in even deeper hot water than thought last night when it was revealed that his number was on the infamous ‘Madam’ phone list. Vitter groveled last night “after his telephone number appeared in the phone records of the woman dubbed the “D.C. Madam,” making him the first member of Congress to become ensnared in the high-profile case.”
The statement containing Vitter’s apology said his telephone number was included on phone records of Pamela Martin and Associates dating from before he ran for the Senate in 2004.
Now it seems that a former New Orleans Madam has come forward and revealed that Vitter was a client at her brothel. Good gracious… He sure had people duped into thinking he was such an upstanding conservative Christian Republican! NOT:
Sen. David Vitter, who publicly apologized after being linked to an alleged prostitution ring in Washington, was once a client of a high-priced New Orleans brothel, a former madam told a New Orleans television station Tuesday.
Jeanette Maier, who pleaded guilty to running the Canal Street brothel in 2002, made the allegation in an interview with WDSU-TV.
“He seemed to be one of the nicest men and most honorable men I’ve ever met,” Maier said in the taped interview.
Maier said that Vitter visited the brothel several times for several years in the mid-1990s. Maier’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for an interview by The Associated Press.
Federal prosecutors unveiled the existence of the $300-an-hour brothel in April 2002. It was linked to similar operations in other U.S. cities. Maier was among 17 defendants who pleaded guilty in the investigation. With all the guilty pleas, there was never a trial, and that kept under wraps a list of customers that reportedly included prominent attorneys, doctors and business professionals.
AP News reports that “Vitter’s office did not respond to a call for comment on the latest allegation.” Vitter, outed by a Hustler reporter, is in his first term in the Senate which will no doubt be his last.