In breaking news this morning, defense attorney Preston Burton representing “DC Madam” Jeane Palfrey announced that he would NOT be calling U.S. Senator David Vitter to testify in the case against Palfrey.
This would solidify beliefs that calling Senator Vitter to testify was all a political news stunt to create sympathy for the defendant and hurt Senator Vitter. In a telephone interview with leading political analyst, Lee Fletcher, Fletcher said, “I have always thought this was just a stunt”, making reference to Palfrey’s likely movie contract negotiations. “this proves that there was nothing Senator Vitter could offer that was material to this case”.
With such significant involvement in this case by Larry Flynt, infamous Hustler Magazine publisher, the involvement by political operative Chris Whittington, Louisiana Democrat Party Chairman, was beginning to look very suspect. Whittington’s name surfaced more and more in this case as it moved forward. Whittington, morally challenged in his own right, kept up his politically motivated tirades calling for Senator Vitter to resign, obviously hoping to help Mary Landrieu in her bid for re-election.
Whittington’s political attacks have always seemed well-coordinated with those of Larry Flynt’s and any link between Whittington and Flynt would likely prove very embarrassing for the Democrat Party, both state and national.