WASHINGTON (CNN) — Larry Flynt’s Hustler magazine claimed credit for exposing Sen. David Vitter’s connection to the “DC Madam” Tuesday, saying Vitter confessed after a journalist reported finding the senator’s number in the escort service’s phone records.
“Larry Flynt’s ongoing investigation into the dirty secrets of prominent elected officials has exposed another hypocrite,” Hustler said.
Vitter, R-Louisiana, admitted Monday that his telephone number turned up in the phone records of an escort service run by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, though he did not say he had sex with a prostitute. The records date from before he won his Senate seat in 2004.
Yes, Larry Flynt is a sleazebag, but he’s never pretended to be anything other than a slezebag. Vitter, on the other hand, is looking more and more like a hypocrite.