Over on his blog, "The News Hole," Keith Olbermann's staff posted an item on Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who has admitted patronizing the erotic services of a call girl agency.
Olbermann (or a staffer who blogs for him), closed the July 10 entry "The Vitter End" with a not-so-subtle "ha, another hypocrite gets what's coming to him" snark:
And...from Sen. David Vitter's website:For his work in Congress, David has received numerous awards from leading organizations such as Americans for Tax Reform, the 60 + Association, and the Family Research Council.
Mr. Vitter has some 'splainin to do.
Wow, that's really clever and original, Olbie. How quickly he forgets, I dunno, Bill Clinton and the staunch defense he received from NOW, even well after his history of sexual misconduct with employees was apparent.
Of course Vitter may be a hypocrite and he is a self-confessed sinner, but that doesn't necessarily mean his entire record of pro-family, social conservative stances over the years have been borne out of political expediency or don't match his personal convictions.
What's more, the obvious rejoinder to Olbie would be that Bill Clinton, a man with a history of repeated allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct, was favored and vigorously defended by the ostensibly feminist National Organization for Women (NOW).
In fact, feminist icon Gloria Steinem went so far as to formulate a one-grope rule to excuse Clinton allegedly groping Kathleen Willey.
Talk about having some "splainin" to do.