When thin-skinned quasi-senator Dean Heller threw his hissy fit and declared that his opponent was the most corrupt and unethical person he'd ever met, David Vitter must have felt slighted.
Vitter is also featured on this year's list of most corrupt members of Congress, as compiled by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). This year's dishonor marks the third time Vitter has made the list. In addition to indulging his fetish for wearing diapers with prostitutes (it takes all kinds), Vitter has come under fire for keeping a guy on staff who tried to stab a woman, and trying to bribe a cabinet officer. As CREW executive director Melanie Sloan helpfully explains, "There likely is no senator who has been before the Senate Ethics Committee more often than Sen. Vitter."
And there is no member of Congress who has received more money from Vitter's "Louisiana Reform" leadership PAC in 2012 than Dean Heller -- $10,000 as of Sept. 3 to be specific. That's twice as much as Vitter's PAC has contributed to any other politician in America, according to opensecrets.org.
Oh, well, CREW is just some icky liberal do-goody outfit that hates Republicans, so who cares, right?
Except innocent humans whose eyeballs have been subjected to Dean Heller's campaign commercials are left with the impression that CREW's "Most Corrupt" list is one of America's most sacred founding documents. Heller's campaign is almost entirely built around Shelley Berkley's appearance on CREW's list, albeit Berkley garnered a mere "dishonorable mention," a fact that Heller never honorably mentions because he, too, is probably embarrassed that Nevada -- Nevada! -- can't crack CREW's official top 12 "Most Corrupt" list, like his valued colleague David Vitter has not once, not twice, but three times.
If Dean Heller wants Nevada voters to know anything this election year, it is that earning a dishonorable mention on CREW's list disqualifies Shelley Berkley from being a U.S. Senator. That's the core message of Heller's campaign.
So to recap: Heller is using money provided by a disgraced skank and recurring star of CREW's list to buy ads saying that Berkley can't be in the U.S. Senate because she's on CREW's list. Hypocrite? Or just a Republican? Ha. Trick question obvsly.
Speaking of disgraced skanks, the disgraced skank who more than anyone else is responsible for Heller being in the Senate in the first place, John Ensign, still had $20,000 in his leadership PAC, as of the last reporting period, anyway. In this cycle Ensign has already donated to Mark Amodei, whoever that is, as well as that one weirdo who is always running for something (and always losing) whose dad was a basketball coach. The Hairdo might as well fork over the rest to Heller. He'll take anybody's money.