Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Carville blasts Vitter

Posted By on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Political consultant James Carville has penned a gloves-off fundraising billet-doux for the Senate campaign of Charlie Melancon, taking square aim at Melancon's opponent, Sen. David Vitter. An excerpt:

After running around all summer scaring people about health insurance reform, Vitter decided a couple of weeks ago to endorse a plan that calls for eliminating all employer-based health insurance. The nearly two million Louisianians who have employer-based insurance should be scared about Vitter's plan: if Vitter gets his way, they'll be on their own.

And don't get me started on his record when it comes to supporting our military personnel. He offers paeans to troops — which I sure hope they enjoy, because if they're depending on Vitter, that's all they're going to get.

And, yes, the letter Goes There:

All these qualities would make Charlie an outstanding U.S. Senator. But he's also got one that matters more to me than all the others.

He's an honest man — which to me means you can figure out what he's going to do by listening to his words. He doesn't preach family values. He lives them in his more than 37-year marriage to his wife, Peachy.

Ouch. Tell us how you really feel, James.

Vitter is sure to respond; we'll bring you that letter, too.

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