Sen. David Vitter has been feeling the heat in his Louisiana gubernatorial campaign over his ties to the a Washington D.C. prostitution service, but he is trying to put a positive spin on the scandal by asserting that just as he had to come back from his “hard times,” so too does Louisiana need to bounce back from all of its fiscal problems.
In his latest campaign ad, Vitter turns to the Religious Right’s favorite reality TV stars, the Duck Dynasty clan, for their moral seal of approval.
Willie Robertson says of Vitter, awkwardly decked in camouflage next to him, “I know he’s made some mistakes, but who hasn’t? The whole story of the Bible is about redemption, and I’m concerned about our state.”
“What defines us in life is how we get up and earned redemption,” Vitter said, likening his personal process to the need for Louisiana “to get up based upon strong conservative principles.”