For Vitter, two sets of rules on publicizing oil spill

The Louisiana Republican doesn't want Democrats talking BP on TV, but he doesn't mind if he does

Topics: Gulf Oil Spill, War Room, David Vitter,

For Vitter, two sets of rules on publicizing oil spill

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., delivering the GOP response to President Obama’s radio address on Saturday and decrying politicians who seek publicity to talk about the BP oil spill:

It’s so frustrating to many Louisianans that while the crisis actually continues in the Gulf — while we’re still fighting to contain the well — Washington Democratic Committee Chairmen have rushed to create media events for television cameras instead of devoting full attention to stopping the immediate problem.

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., telling his 6,140 Twitter followers about the address:

Media coverage of my national address on efforts/ response for the #oilspill. VIDEO included:

What was that about creating media events?


Mike Madden is Salon's Washington correspondent. A complete listing of his articles is here. Follow him on Twitter here.

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