david_vitter.thumbnail.jpgRepublican senator David Vitter who was called several times by DC madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey (RIP, suicide) during senate roll call (!) and later admitted he used her services, apologizing for his

very serious sin

 seems to have committed the more grievous sin of violating airport security. Arriving late at Dulles for a flight to New Orleans, Vitter tried to open the gate door, setting off a security alarm. When confronted by airline personnel, per Roll Call as reported by Raw Story:

Vitter, according to the witness, remained defiant, yelling that the employee could call the police if he wanted to and their supervisors, who, presumably, might be more impressed with his Senator’s spin. But after talking a huffy big game, Vitter apparently thought better of pushing the confrontation any further. When the gate attendant left to find a security guard, Vitter turned tail and simply fled the scene.

Vitter denies the reporting, saying in a statement:

In a rush to make my flight home for town hall meetings the next day, I accidentally went through a wrong door at the gate. I did have a conversation with an airline employee, but it was certainly not like this silly gossip column made it out to be.

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.