MN Democrat tests limits of well-known axiom on political death

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    MN Democrat tests limits of well-known axiom on political death
    POSTED AT 9:21 AM ON AUGUST 21, 2012 BY ED MORRISSEY

    Most people in politics have at one time or another said about an apparently Teflon-coated politician that the only way he could lose would be to be caught with a live boy or a dead girl. It’s a rather crude way to show respect for an opponent, but no one means it literally. However, thanks to one pioneering state representative from Minnesota, we’re about to test at least one half of that formula:

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    David Vitter comes to mind
     
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    David Vitter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    D.C. Madam scandal

    In early July 2007, Vitter's phone number was included in a published list of phone records of Pamela Martin and Associates, a company owned and run by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, also known as the "D.C. Madam", convicted by the U.S. government for running a prostitution service. Hustler identified the phone number and contacted Vitter's office to ask about his connection to Palfrey.[20][21] The following day, Vitter issued a written statement in which he took responsibility for his sin and asked for forgiveness.[22] On July 16, 2007, after a week of self-imposed seclusion, Vitter emerged and called a news conference. Standing next to his wife, Vitter asked the public for forgiveness. Following Vitter's remarks, Wendy Vitter, his wife, spoke. Both refused to answer any questions.[23][24][25]

    While the Louisiana state Republican Party offered guarded support,[26] national Republicans offered forgiveness.[27] The Nation predicted that the Republican Party would be in a "forgiving mood", pointing out if Vitter did step down, then Governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco, a Democrat, would likely appoint a Democrat to take Vitter's place until a special election took place, thus increasing Democratic control over the Senate.[28][29][30]

    Vitter did not face criminal charges due to the statute of limitations.[31] There were renewed calls for Vitter's resignation during a sexting scandal involving U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner in June 2011
     
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    Maybe he was just trying to mentor the boy.
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    A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders on Monday to give up his re-election bid.

    Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasn’t been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn’t be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the lawmaker’s Craigslist ad for “no strings attached” sex.

    Gauthier admitted to the liaison, according to police reports made public late last week. The teen told police the two had oral sex, according to the reports.

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    So David Vitter was soliciting sex from underage boys now?

    I dont really see the comparison here.
     
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    vitter got re elected by the right after this.


    were you so forgiving of a guy who tweeted his underwear lump?
     
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    Dear idiots what the man did is NOT illegal in that state.

    the age of consent is 16
     
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    Vitter didnt solicit sex from under age boys.
     
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    the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent
     

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