Wednesday, July 11, 2007

"prostitutes and other politicians"

Finally, a nice traditional Luzianna scandal! From The New Orleans Times-Picayune (c/o Josh Marshall):
U.S. Senator David Vitter visited a Canal Street brothel several times beginning in the mid-1990s, paying $300 per hour for services at the bordello after he met the madam at a fishing rodeo that included prostitutes and other politicians, according to Jeanette Maier, the "Canal Street Madam" whose operation was shut down by a federal investigators in 2001.

The line I pilfered for the title pretty much says it all. And yes, it does say a fishing rodeo. Probably this one, in Biloxi, MS. Unfortunately, it's not nearly as weird as it sounds. The fishing rodeo, that is, not the, ya know, whathaveyou...

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