Vitter To Face Sanctions From La Bar?
No way it’ll happen, but this complaint is still awesome:
A Washington-based public watchdog group said Tuesday it has asked a Louisiana state agency that reviews lawyer conduct to investigate allegations that U.S. Sen. David Vitter solicited prostitutes. . . .
CREW’s letter notes that solicitation for prostitution is illegal in Louisiana and the District of Columbia. It cites the state court system’s Rules of Professional Conduct, which state that committing a crime constitutes misconduct. Complaints, if found valid, can lead to penalties ranging from private reprimands to disbarment by the state Supreme Court.
My first thought at reading that was that this is old news, nothing happened when it broke, nothing will happen now. The reasoning, though, is what makes it great:
CREW executive director Melanie Sloan stated, “Sen. Vitter’s zeal to see ACORN criminally investigated for offering advice in setting up a prostitution ring reminded me he has yet to be held accountable for his own role in a prostitution ring. While ACORN’s conduct is indefensible, so is Sen. Vitter’s and what is good for the goose is good for the gander.”
Tough to argue with that. Vitter doesn’t, either, simply accusing CREW (Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington) of being a partisan group. They aren’t, they’ve previously attacked Mary Landrieu and their current list of most corrupt congressmen is evenly split between the parties. But even if they were, that has nothing to do with the validity of the charges. If he solicited a prostitute, he broke the law and therefore the rules of professional conduct. He shouldn’t get a pass. He will. But he shouldn’t.