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Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:25 AM

Jabs about prostitution scandal, Obama, Jindal make for boisterous governor's debate

1) OK, who wants to take a shower after Monday's debate?

David Vitter has never been asked so directly about, or attacked so relentlessly over his 2007 prostitution scandal. (The incriminating phone records were discovered that year, but as Vitter repeatedly said, the incidents happened 15 years ago).

It was loud, boisterous and brutal. The candidates shouted over the moderators and the audience, packed with supporters of both camps, cheered and hooted with gusto.

John Bel Edwards, who's running largely on a platform of integrity and honor, seized every opportunity to draw the contrast. Vitter said he's sought forgiveness, "tried like heck" to earn voters' trust and blamed the "gotcha media" for keeping the issue alive. Edwards said that as Christians, we're all obligated to forgive, but not to forget or vote for someone who's committed a crime.

Vitter hammered Edwards for having an event last week at a "very adult New Orleans night club" and hiring a purple party bus to ferry voters to the polls for early voting. Edwards said he was there with his wife. "Not as interesting as your date night, Senator," he added.

Read more: http://theadvocate.com/news/acadiana/14005080-123/john-bel-edwards-david-vitter

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:18 AM

1. When's the election?

Edwards may be overdoing it. Is he talking about anything else? Education? Health? Gulf economy? New Orleans?

He took a no refugee stance? Screw him. There goes his integrity platform.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:31 AM

2. The election is on Saturday.

I wish that the election focused more on issues, but it is an election on moral integrity instead. While Edwards has some problems it would certainly be better to have in office than Vitter.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:37 AM

3. Agreed, better to have a Dem, but

I'd rather have Landrieu back.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:58 AM

4. Mary Landrieu was a senator, not a governor.

Kathleen Blanco was the last Democratic governor. The last Democratic governor before her was Edwin Edwards and he is ineligible unless he receives a pardon.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 03:06 AM

5. Yeah, I realized that after I posted.

But I wonder if she would have done better against Vitter. Maybe not. The "no refugees" thing really bugs me coming from a Dem, though. But if they ultimately choose Vitter...Hey

It's like Kansas and now Kentucky. Have at it. Enjoy.

At least the Dems in Texas are, for the most part, old school Dems it seems.

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