Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Mikal Watts: Just Say No to Prostitution

OK, let’s see if I have all of this correct.

1. Texas Senator John Cornyn is vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

2. Louisiana Senator David Vitter was outted as a subscriber to Deborah Jean Palfrey’s Pamela Martin Associates’ “services”. His phone number appears on her list of clients and this makes him a bad man, a very bad man.

3. Last week the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee to punish the senator for his misdeeds.
“Melanie Sloan, executive director of CREW said today, ‘Senator Vitter's solicitation of at least one prostitute was not merely, as he has stated, 'a serious sin,' it was a violation of criminal law.’ Sloan continued, ‘The Senate Ethics Committee should commence an investigation into Senator Vitter's conduct and hold him accountable.’”
4. Today, Mikal Watts issued a challenge to John Cornyn, a manifesto really, to “act” on this complaint. Excerpted from his press release, it goes like this:
“’David Vitter's actions are excessive even by Washington's standards under the current administration,’ Watts said. ‘Texans deserve a senator who will take a strong stand against corrosive corruption exemplified by lobbyist Jack Abramoff, disgraced former congressman Tom DeLay, and now David Vitter.’”
Oh my. This is a truly amazing vista. DeLay, Abramoff . . . and now . . . Vitter. Bribery, graft, nepotism, influence peddling . . . and now . . . paying for sex.

I personally have no problem with the world’s oldest profession. I DO have a problem with those who profess their devotion to Jesus and family values on one hand, and then skulk off to New Orleans to pay for a pickle tickle on the other. Vitter is outted as a hypocrite but that’s about it.

No one should be punished because they can’t get laid unless they pay for it. It happens. And it probably happens to Republicans far more often than it does Democrats, who, I have it on good authority, know how to party.

But now we have Mikal Watts wanting John Cornyn to “act” on the complaint. If David Vitter is guilty of hypocrisy, Mikal Watts is guilty of opportunism writ large. Who IS this guy? Jumping on Cornyn because of Vitter’s sexual dalliances is the height of insincerity. Texans don’t need an insincere opportunist representing us.

Frankly, we’re kind of tired of it and don’t really want to replace one such with another.

Texans are looking for honesty and integrity. They are looking for a record of service. Apparently, with regard to Watts, Texans have to look elsewhere.

There’s a guy who just announced this month that he is answering the call to serve. His name is Lt. Col. Rick Noriega, a Democratic member of the Texas House, and a proven public servant. If you want to say No to opportunism, say No to disingenuousness, then say Yes to Rick Noriega.

If you hate this feeble attempt at headline grabbing, and taking advantage of the pitiable attempts of a Louisiana Senator’s pursuit of some lovin’, why not ActBlue? Send a message to the Noriega camp, and to Watts. Contribute to the Texas netroots fund for Rick Noriega. The goal is 800 contributions by the end of the next reporting quarter.

Any amount will do, they’re not picky. If you are into symbolism, why not contribute what David Vitter would pay a DC prostitute for “the $20 special”.


Hal said...

Watts trolls (both paid and unpaid): Just so you know I don't tolerate your presence on my blog and will be proactive in my resolve to reject any and all comments. Go somewhere else and spread your lies.

Barbara Renaud Gonzalez said...

Gracias Gracias!!!! I posted something very interesting about Mikal Watts and the San Antonio Current in my blog, "The San Antonio Current Gives it Up to Mikal Watts" in
I referenced you.


Anonymous said...

Deborah Palfrey deserves the Pemberton Award for Good Governance.
Palfrey list is like the black book of 1918.
That trial of the century is deleted from all books.
The list there had 47000 names.
The list here is 46000 phone records.
The listed are not womenisers or machos or ordinary sinners.
They are power brokers, gay lutheran agitators of all wars.
These wretches are only one dirty cover for the real pimps deep underground.
A curse on kingpins, Justice Charles Darling then and judge Adolph Kessler now.

Noel Pemberton-Billing
Trial of the Century 1918

Anonymous said...

..they chose new gods then was war in the gates.. awake awake deborah utter a song.. the Lord gave you dominion over the mighty.. curse you bitterly the inhabitants thereof who came not to the help of justice against the mighty.. they divided the prey, to every man a damsel or two.. let all thine enemies perish o Lord and the land rest forty years..

Deborah Palfrey deserves the Pemberton Award for Clean Governance.
Palfrey list is like the Black Book of 1918.
That trial of the Century is deleted from all books, cursed be reporters.
The list there had 47000 names.
The list here has 46000 phone bills.
The listed are not womenizers, machos or ordinary sinners.
They are power brokers gay lutheran shock and awe agitators of all wars and all panics.
These wretches are one dirty cover to the real pimps deep underground.
A curse on the kingpins, Justice Charles Darling then and Judge Adolph Kessler now.

Noel Pemberton-Billing
Trial of the Century 1918