Remember Louisiana Sen. David Vitter? He is the family values Congressman from Louisiana who was caught soliciting prostitutes and having a fetish for diapers. Of course, he was reelected because Louisiana voters are the forgiving type.
Vitter is now in the midst of another potential scandal. His Twitter account sent a tweet to 20-year-old Louisiana college student Daysha Scott from a Blackberry phone. The tweet happened at night and had no message, but it immediately raised eyebrows that Vitter’s family values are being tested again.
Vitter’s tweet was quickly deleted. The Daily Mail covered the response by Vitter spokesperson Joel DiGrado who stated, “[T]he tweet was accidentally sent by a staffer and was likely a technical glitch or a mistake.”
Okay, it’s one of those accidental technical glitch mistakes. That is a lot of excuses for one blank tweet. The spokesperson did note that Vitter’s account automatically follows those who follow him. That shouldn’t come from a Blackberry phone though.
Digrado also said that Vitter “never personally tweets — in fact, he doesn’t even have the Twitter account set up on his Blackberry.”
So it is just a coincidence that tweet came from a Blackberry phone at night from a staffer working late who created an accident that resulted in a technical glitch that caused a mistake. You see, there is a simple explanation for everything.
“We’ve contacted Twitter and the staff involved in tweeting,” DiGrado said. “The only explanation would seem to be an inadvertent staff button hit, perhaps related to the fact that, at various times the senator’s account has automatically followed whoever follows his account.”
If the only explanation is an “inadvertent” staff accident, then why are they contacting Twitter?
It might be an accident, except Scott’s response to an inquiring tweet from a journalist leaves some answered questions. She claimed, “I know something you don’t know.” She then hinted that money might open up the secret. Scott then deleted the following exchange from her account.
Perhaps this is just a bizarre accident. Perhaps Scott was just playing games with a journalist by claiming that she knows something, but why would she delete everything in regards to the conversation? She is also a Democrat, according to her Facebook page. Vitter is a Republican. While Democrats and Republicans often follow each other, there is usually a political reason for doing so. Scott follows over 1,300 people, few if any besides Vitter are involved in politics. It seems odd that she would be a fan of Vitter.
All of this could be explained away as an accident, except this is about David Vitter. He talks family values but doesn’t live them.