I have reason to believe the disk - containing a full set of the telephone records for the 13 year operational history of “Pamela Martin & Associates” - already has been pirated. Despite our very best intentions to maintain control of the information, our efforts seemingly have been for naught. I am concerned about manipulation of the database with false and misleading information. Even though such falsifications can be refuted in time by comparing an altered copy with the original, my attorney, Mr. Sibley and I fear that in the intervening time period, considerable damage can and will be done to the reputations of individual and entities with no connection to the business. Additionally, the overall validity of the records’ contents will be diminished when one false accusation after another begins to manifest. Therefore, to thwart any possible distorted version and to ensure the integrity of the information, the records – in their entirety -- are available for downloading.
Louisiana Republican senator David Vitter admitted on Monday that his number was on the list and gave the standard I'm a sinner apology.
Raw Story adds:
In 2004, Vitter campaigned with a promise of "protecting the sanctity of marriage," and was a co-author of the "Federal Marriage Act" that sought to prohibit courts from interpreting same-sex marriage laws.
"This is a real outrage. The Hollywood left is redefining the most basic institution in human history," he said then.
That's right. Obviously marriage is between a man, a woman and the man's female plaything. How dare those Hollywood liberals claim otherwise?
(I wonder if there are any Canadian names on Palfrey's lists that may be of interest...hmmm.)
Oh, and for those of you who don't know, (because there are just so damn many scandals to pay attention to these days), the other prominent name attached to that clientele list so far was Mr "Shock & Awe", Harlan Ullman.
Update: ABC's The Blotter reports:
A call from Hustler magazine may have prompted a Louisiana Republican senator to expose his past with an escort service run by the so-called "D.C. Madam," the Blotter on ABCNews.com has learned.
Last week, immediately following a judge's order, Palfrey turned over phone records for her service from 1993 to 2006 to Washington, D.C. investigative reporter and author Dan Moldea, with whom she is writing a book, Moldea told ABCNews.com.
The next day, Moldea told ABCNews.com, he discovered a phone number connected to Vitter in the records.
Moldea, who also works as an investigator for Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, contacted Flynt with the information, he said. Flynt did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABCNews.com.
Yesterday afternoon, a Hustler editor contacted Vitter's office to ask his connection to Palfrey's service.
Soon after, Vitter's office released its statement.
Vitter's office did not respond to requests for comment.