"Political gamesmanship at the expense of moral clarity is what frustrates so many Americans today. If the GOP wants to declare itself to be the party of virtues and values, it should act like it. David Vitter evidently broke the law and cavorted with prostitutes and then got caught. The fact that he didn’t plead guilty in a court of law doesn’t make his actions any less illegal, and certainly no less immoral, than what Larry Craig did...

Cheering for Sen. Vitter was a shameful thing for Republicans to do and perhaps might sum up what’s wrong with the GOP today. Until David Vitter meets the same political fate as Larry Craig, we’re no better than the Democrats," - Mike Gallagher, Townhall.

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