Transcript of Interview
Host: Jeff Crouere
Guest: Congressman David Vitter
WTIX 690 AM
July 25, 2002
Flaming Liberal: Thank you Jeff for taking my call, always a pleasure to talk to the Congressman. Congressman, since spokesperson for the Republican Party William Bennett has said character counts. I would like to put the same challenge to you that I put to Representative Perkins and he accepted. Would you be willing to sign under the penalty of perjury an affidavit saying you have never had an extramarital affair and you have never known, met or been in the company of one Wendy Cortez.
Are you finished Flaming Liberal?
Flaming Liberal thank you for repeating all these vicious rumors that my political enemies are trying to bandy about and those rumors are absolutely true and they really donít belong in any political campaign and Iíve stated very clearly that theyíre lies, but Iím not going to start jumping through hoops and taking orders from my political enemies who have absolutely no credibility. So, Iíll speak very clearly about that. I have in the past; Iíll continue to do so.
Congressman Vitter, your answer to the Flaming Liberalís question reminded me of Bushís refusal to confirm or deny past drug use during the presidential campaign.
My question to you sir is this, would you have any reservations or trepidation about appearing on the peopleís station WTIX on the peopleís show Ringside with Republican Vincent Bruno as a co-guest to discuss the topic of one Wendy Cortez and if so, why?
OK, Tom. Congressman, I think youíve already addressed that.
Well, Iíll be happy to address that very directly. Iím not going to appear anywhere with Vincent Bruno because he is a thug and a liar. Iím not going to demean myself; Iím not going to demean the debate in the campaign by doing that.