H/t to The Daily Kingfish.
A couple of months ago, the Louisiana Democratic Party quietly created ForgottenCrimes.com, a website that is dedicated to one particular “cold case”: Senator David Vitter’s admitted dalliances with prostitutes working for Deborah Jean Palfrey, the so-called D.C. Madam. Yesterday, the Louisiana Democratic Party launched this blistering video attack against Senator Video, by way of ForgottenCrimes.com:
They obviously don’t intend on pulling any punches. The video was slickly-produced and well-scripted. And it accused Mr. Vitter of lying about having an affair with Wendy Cortez, who was subsequently made famous by none other than Larry Flynt.
I have to admit, however, that I found the video too salacious to be effective, and I think it perhaps unwittingly undermines its own credibility by unnecessarily disguising the identities of those interviewed. No one wants to go on the record about this?
Also, the digression about Vitter being a Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar and going to school “with royalty” was amateurish and superfluous. No need. He’s a United States Senator; by virtue of his position, he, like everyone else in Congress, has access to other powerful and influential people.
Don’t get me wrong: I understand why the Louisiana Democratic Party believes it’s important to remind voters about Senator Vitter’s “serious sin,” and this was a blistering attack. But I still think it falls short by taking itself too seriously. Vitter’s prostitution scandal is a matter of fact, not conspiracy, and if the Democratic Party wants to remind voters of Mr. Vitter’s “serious sin,” then they should frame the issue around the facts, not as some sort of unsolved mystery or conspiracy theory.