- Speaking on a radio show this morning, Louisiana Senator David Vitter made a joke about how MSNBC host Rachel Maddow looked like a woman “a long time ago.” (Maddow is openly lesbian, wears her hair short, and favors a more masculine way of dressing.) Sen. Vitter was on Rush Radio 99.5 in New Orleans discussing a high school photo of Maddow which has been making the rounds. The host said that Maddow looked “like a woman” in her high school photo and Vitter laughed and said, “Must have been a long time ago.” [Washington Post]
- The Vatican has clarified a statement they released yesterday regarding de-frocking priests who have committed sex abuse. The document also stated “the attempted ordination of women” as priests was a serious crime within the church, but the Vatican has responded today to clarify it did not mean ordaining women was as bad as pedophilia. [Reuters]
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If a former actor can be elected Governor of California and a comedian can run for Senator in Minnesota, then why can’t a porn star run for a Senate seat in Louisiana? Stormy Daniels is a female porn star who is rumored to be challenging current Senator David Vitter for Louisiana’s Senate seat in 2010. Vitter made headlines in 2007 for being linked to the DC Madam. Although the GOP forgave Vitter’s indiscretion, the people of Louisiana may not have been so willing to overlook his flaw.
This year, an ad appeared on Craigslist seeking “a female in some aspect of the adult-entertainment industry” to run against Vitter. Perhaps someone out there wanted a porn star to run against Vitter to remind everyone of Vitter’s link to the scandal? Soon after, a website “drafting” porn actress Stormy Daniels to oppose Vitter popped up. Since then, Stormy seems to have gotten on board with the idea of running for office… Keep reading »