"On Tuesday, Wendy Ellis, a former New Orleans prostitute, presented her case at a Beverly Hills, Calif., news conference arranged by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt. She said Vitter was one of her clients in 1999, the year he won a seat in the U.S. House.
"Vitter has denied those claims, but Flynt said Ellis recently passed a lie detector test that confirms her side of the story. Ellis was previously identified as Wendy Cortez, the name she used as a prostitute.
"Joel Digrado [!], Vitter's spokesman, declined to comment on Ellis' new claims and said 'Vitter and his wife have addressed all of this very directly.'...
"Lee Fletcher, a north Louisiana Republican radio talk show host and political operative, said the latest claims by Ellis and Flynt would not damage Vitter.
"'He came in here 30 days ago, and it was SRO: standing room only,' Fletcher said about a recent visit to north Louisiana by Vitter.
"'The consensus even among the folks behind the scenes is that it's not going anywhere. It's been tried and it didn't stick,' Fletcher said about the allegations. 'What's really helped Vitter, the people going after him are a pornographer and a prostitute. And therefore they have less credibility than anybody I can think of.'"
Excluding Republican radio talk show hosts and political operatives.
Shorter Lee Fletcher: Vitter needs to start fucking a better class of persons.