David Vitter, Would-Be Freedom Fighter


So Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter shows up on the phone records of the DC Madam and everyone wants to know what effect this will have on Rudy Giuliani. Matthew Yglesias wants to know something else:

It's really too bad that when politicians get caught doing stuff that shouldn't be illegal, they never, ever, ever seem to respond by redoubling their efforts to reduce the criminalization of victimless conduct. Does Vitter think Vitter should go to jail? Does he think the hookers he had sex with should go to jail? If not, then doesn't he think he should use his authority as one of the guys who gets to write the laws to create a more just legal system?

For a contrary view check out famed Reasonoid Jeremy Lott on why hypocrisy is the bee's knees.