Sen. David Vitter's plans to ignore President Barack Obama's jobs speech by flying home to have a Saints party in Metairie have now been dashed, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has now called for floor votes around the time of the speech. And just as he took to Facebook yesterday to announce his Saints party, now Vitter is back with a status update for Who Dat Nation:
Typical Harry Reid. He's now scheduled votes that should’ve been held this morning for right before and right AFTER the prez's speech. Pens in those who would have skipped speech, like me. So now I'll miss my own Saints game party at home. Always knew Harry was a Dirty Birds fan! Don't worry—only strengthens my Who Dat resolve. On to the Super Bowl!
Wonkette noted the diss in a completely witless post that lapsed into racist crap (if a conservative-leaning satirical political site ever said "David Vitter don’t have time fo’ this nonsense, he gots to be back in his crib," we'd never hear the end of it), but the comments on the Facebook page are a lot funnier than Wonkette. Though you'd think Vitter's Facebook people would have instituted some comment filter that automagically rejected responses with the words 'hooker' or 'diaper' ...
Yee-owch. More under the jump, including some in favor of Vitter's position.