Usually, political attacks based on race, gender, or sexual orientation
tend to be a serious no-no
for public figures. Louisiana Senator David Vitter decided to throw
conventional wisdom to the wind when he appeared on Rush Radio 99.5 in
New Orleans this morning. The Washington Posts Greg Sargent
reports that, during a casual back-and-forth about how they all looked in their glory days, "the hosts
suggested Vitter should produce images of his youth, and one brought up
Maddow's high school yearbook photo, which has been making
on the Internet, joking that she looked 'like a woman'
in the picture:'"
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?
HOST: Oh yeah.
VITTER: De La Salle marching band.
HOST: That'd be cool. Well you know, with Rachel Maddow they had that
picture of her...
FEMALE HOST: Looking like a woman.
HOST: Yeah it was really bizarre.
VITTER: [LAUGHS]: Must have
been a long time ago.
ALL THREE: [HEAVY LAUGHTER]
Sargent: "Hmm, I guess this means Maddow probably won't be the target of
UPDATE, 5:29 PM:
Sargent posted an apology from Vitter to Maddow. Read it here
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