Sen. David Vitter's unforced lady-related issues continue! The Louisianan, who had affairs with prostitutes and employed a "women's issues" aide who knifed women, joked on the radio today about how Rachel Maddow looks like a dude. Yes, he's apologizing.
Here's the transcript from the jovial Louisiana radio show where, sure, he was definitely egged on to say what he said. It's morning radio. Then again, he's a U.S. senator in a re-election campaign and should be capable of restraining himself from making stupid jokes about how lesbians look like dudes.
MALE HOST: I wonder if Senator Vitter is ever going to post, like, maybe the video of the first time he was on the floor of the Senate. If I have to show the way I looked the first time I was on TV, you should do that too.
VITTER: We should go further back than that, how about high school yearbook?
MALE HOST: Oh yeah.
VITTER: De La Salle marching band.
MALE HOST: That'd be cool. Well you know, with Rachel Maddow they had that picture of her...
FEMALE HOST: Looking like a woman.
MALE HOST: Yeah it was really bizarre.
VITTER: [LAUGHS]: Must have been a long time ago.
ALL THREE: [HEAVY LAUGHTER]
Anyway, it didn't take long for his office to draft this very embarrassing apology letter to Rachel Maddow.
Regarding my remark during a radio conversation today, I apologize.
The hosts made their comment and I obviously chimed in. While we do not usually agree on the issues, I do not think you deserved that comment.
Nice qualifier there: even though we don't agree on various political issues, I probably should not have called you a butch lesbo. That David Vitter, he's classier than most.
[Lovely Rachel Maddow yearbook photo in question via #tips]