Last week, I was surprised (and chagrinned) to learn that despite the widespread, inside-the-beltway knowledge of Senator David Vitter's (R-La.) prostitution scandals, an astonishingly large segment of his statewide electorate had no awareness of his past. As Brian Beutler reported:
Yesterday, PPP unveiled a handful of the toplines of this same poll, suggesting that a great number of voters are still unaware of Vitter's recent travails, including prostitution scandals, and the more recent discovery that he knowingly employed a top aide for two years after the aide attacked his girlfriend with a knife. Only 21 percent say Vitter is a "good model" of Christian living. But 44 percent say he's not a good model, and 35 percent say they don't know.
And so, the Louisiana Democratic party continues with their effort to raise awareness of Vitter's transgressions -- or, as they put it, "Forgotten Crimes." Today, they've released a five-and-a-half minute video, detailing Vitter's history with America's prostitutes. One of the more interesting reminders that the video provides is that Vitter had his standing-next-to-my-wife public confessional long before New York Governor Eliot Spitzer made it famous and got the adjective "disgraced" affixed to his name. And one of the things that we perhaps did not need to know was the lengths to which Vitter went in allegedly tidying up the scenes of his trysts.
But I digress, here is the Louisiana Democratic Party's entry for Best Documentary Short Film! Brian Beutler has more.