“Diaper Boy” for Gov?

GOP Louisiana Sen. David Vitter is running for governor.  You’ll recall that Vitter was implicated in the DC Madam prostitution scandal, and he confessed, with his wifey beside him looking miserable, that “mistakes were made.”

But that wasn’t the end of it.  When his patronage of DC prostitutes became public, his hometown hookers in New Orleans spoke out, and said that he preferred to let the good times roll while wearing a diaper.  Yes, people, a U. S. senator, now running for governor, managed to creep out the prostitutes in New Orleans.

Oh, and here’s a further fun fact for you — Vitter has done a campaign ad featuring him changing one of his children’s diapers.

A Gentle Reminder That Perversion Is Bipartisan

Whatever happens to Keith Olbermann (and I think we all know his upcoming stint on ESPN will end badly), I will always remember fondly that when Sen. David Vitter (R-SC) was caught up in his prostitution scandal back in 2007, Olbermann would quickly and quietly mutter “diaper” when referring to the Palmetto Perv.

Vitter was named in the DC Madame scandal, but then it emerged that just as members of Congress have homes both in DC and their states, Vitter had ho’s both in DC and back home.  And he managed to stand out among his brothel’s clientele in New Orleans because he liked to let his good times roll while wearing a diaper.  Yes, he managed to shock NOLA prostitutes in how he preferred to be “Pampered.”

And if you think things couldn’t get weirder, let me add that when Vitter was running for Senate, one of his ads showed him changing one of his kids’ diapers.

I bring this up because last night MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry was talking about Vitter’s bill banning a federal bailout for Detroit (no one is proposing such a bailout, but that never stops the party from the alternate universe), and she referenced his “unlawful and, shall we say, infantile infidelity.”

More subtle than Keith, but much appreciated anyway.

So make your Weiner jokes, GOP, but don’t forget that members of both parties can be equally bizarre and creepy when it comes to their members.

Quote of the Day

“There is something entirely appropriate about holding the State of the Union address on the same day as Mardi Gras.

One is a display of wretched excess, when giddy and rowdy participants give in to reckless and irresponsible behavior.

The other is a street festival in New Orleans.”

Dana Milbank, “Let the bleak times roll,” WaPo

Why Girls?

I’ll watch the second season of Girls when it begins on January 13, and I’ve been trying to figure out why.

It doesn’t have an anti-hero I hate to love, but can’t help myself, like J. R. Ewing or Tony Soprano.

It doesn’t have characters I care about so much that I cheer for them and cry for them, like Treme.  I mean when LaDonna showed up at Albert’s chemo session, I just wanted to join her and hold his other hand.

The only thing I can think of is that it makes me relieved to be the age I am and grateful that I came of age when I did.

Quote of the Day

“Given the conversations that have been out there in the political arena lately, I want to emphasize:  Medicare and Social Security are not handouts.  You’ve paid into these programs your whole lives.  You’ve earned them.”

President Obama, speaking via satellite to the AARP Convention in New Orleans.

Paul Ryan spoke there live, and was booed when he talked about Social Security and Medicare.

Mitt and Newt Partied in New Orleans

Ok, they probably didn’t party, but they did meet in Nawlins last Friday morning at Mitt’s hotel.  Mitt confirmed a leaked report of the meeting, but wouldn’t talk about substance.

Sounds like a good premise for an SNL skit, especially with the New Orleans setting.  Newt in a Stanley Kowalski undershirt outside Romney’s window, screaming, “MITTENS!”  Or maybe Newt as Blanche in a floral dress, picture hat, and white gloves.  He’s about as finished and washed-up as she was.

I’m finding something homoerotic about Newt and Mitt in a hotel room in the French Quarter.