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

Published May 24, 2010 10:30PM (EDT)

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?


By Mike Madden

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