Bill Clinton calls La. senator 'sinner' in fundraising letter
12:45 PM, June 8, 2010 ι By DAVID SEIFMAN
Former President Clinton has sent out a fundraising letter on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee under his own name warning that Republicans are trying to "derail' President Obama's agenda.
Not much unexpected there.
But along with the letter, Clinton has included a flyer from the DSCC that's bound to raise eyebrows.
"DSCC funds go towards efforts to unseat far-right Republican senators like admitted sinner David Vitter..." the flyer says, referring to the Louisiana senator who admitted patronizing a prostitution service when he was in the House.
Vitter has been a Clinton foe for a long time, calling on President Clinton to step down in 1998 because of his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
In 2009, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 16-1 to approve President Obama’s nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State.
Casting the sole “nay” vote was Vitter, who was concerned about Bill Clinton’s “multimillion dollar minefield of conflicts of interest.”
Next time, Clinton -- an admitted sinner in his own right -- might want to check the small type in campaign material he distributes.