And he receives forgiveness, allowing him to sin again, just like last time.
A God-fearing Republican Senator has apologised for "a very serious sin" after becoming the first member of the US Congress to be discovered on the telephone records of the woman dubbed DC Madam, who is alleged to have run one of Washington's biggest prostitution rings.
Senator David Vitter, a married father of four who represents Louisiana, issued a statement saying he had "asked for and received forgiveness from God" after his telephone number appeared among those associated with the service of Pamela Martin and Associates.
The company's proprietor, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, 51, is currently facing federal charges of racketeering for allegedly running a prostitution ring out of homes and hotel rooms in the Washington area, which is believed to have netted her more than $2 million over 13 years from 1993.
"This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible," Mr Vitter said, in the statement issued to the Associated Press news agency today. "Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counselling.
"Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there - with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way."
This hypocrite passes laws moralizing the behavior of others, while he's doing the nasty with the nasty girls in D.C. Not a problem, he begs forgiveness and Shazamm - the slate is wiped clean. The sad part is that his pious mea culpas will probably get this asshat hypocrite re-elected.
This wasn't the first time this conservative hypocrite has been involved in a sex scandal.
Vitter is in his first Senate term after serving six years in the House. During his Senate campaign, Vitter was accused by a member of the Louisiana Republican State Central Committee of carrying on a lengthy affair with a prostitute in New Orleans's French Quarter.
In a radio interview, Vitter then called the allegation "absolutely and completely untrue" and dismissed it as "just crass Louisiana politics."
Vitter was the first senator to endorse former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani for president and serves as the campaign's Southern regional chairman. A reliable conservative vote in the Senate, Vitter was among a small group of GOP lawmakers who sought to block an immigration overhaul from advancing last month.
Vitter and his wife, Wendy, a former prosecutor, have four children. On his Senate Web site, Vitter says he is committed to "advancing mainstream conservative principles" and notes that he and his wife are lectors at their hometown church.
Vitter exemplifies the "mainstream conservative principle" of moralizing on the behavior of others while practicing supreme hypocrisy on your own... and lying about it.
Nice to see this one outed, and no doubt there will be others. The conservative right is full of this kind, and it's only a matter of time before they're caught.
Interesting that this is the second time in the last few weeks that a Giuliani operative has been caught being bad. Rudy seems to attract a bad element... can you imagine a White House full of cocaine-sniffing womanizers?
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