Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Oh, you mean those prostitutes...!

David Vitter, who acknowledged paying for the services of prostitutes in D.C., denies having done the same thing in New Orleans:
Republican Sen. David Vitter denied having relationships with New Orleans prostitutes, a week after admitting links to a Washington escort service that federal prosecutors allege was a prostitution ring.

Vitter emerged on Monday from a week of seclusion by appearing at a news conference in suburban Metairie while holding hands with his wife, Wendy.

He denied the New Orleans prostitution allegations and offered no indication that he would resign. He said he planned to fly Monday night to Washington to resume work in the Senate.


Also last week, the former madam of a New Orleans brothel that was shut down several years ago claimed Vitter was a client in the 1990s. However, her defense lawyer and a US attorney who prosecuted her said Vitter's name never came up in that investigation.

The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans also reported that Vitter had used the services of another New Orleans prostitute.

Vitter, 46, referred vaguely to the New Orleans-based reports but said that "those stories are not true."

I don't have any clue whether the allegations are true, and I don't mean by posting this to insinuate that they are. I just wonder whether this will be one of those cases where the accused acknowledges just as much as has already been confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt, and denies everything else... until new evidence shows up, in which case he suddenly acknowledges it again, but everything else is still a lie.

It doesn't have to be, but it would be amusing.

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