Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Another Republican critic of Vitter heard from.

Bayou Buzz:
Christopher Tidmore said Monday evening, “Mr. Vitter has used his considerable power to attempt to silence those who knew the truth. Those who attempted to expose hypocrisy and corruption early on were met with threats and disdain. It is time for real leadership to stop this culture of corruption, incompetence and hypocrisy from plaguing our political system. Mr. Vitter’s actions have harmed Louisiana at a time when we could not afford any further loss of influence in Washington.”

“By conducting a series of lies over more than half a decade, Mr. Vitter has irreparably damaged his ability to represent the people of Louisiana at the very time we need integrity and commitment most. We need true ethics, not fake ethical posturing,” Tidmore said. "We need real leadership and moral values, not hypocrisy and intimidation. Louisiana needs new leadership."

For that reason, Christopher Tidmore has taken a leave of absence from his roles as senior reporter for 99.5 FM and The Louisiana Weekly to run for the open District 82 Louisiana House legislative seat vacated by the term limited Steve Scalise.

To read Tidmore’s stories from 2002 and 2004 on the Vitter/Cortez affair, go to


The Buzz also speculates on whether this will have any effect on Vitter's protege, Bobby Jindal.

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