On Blitzer's Situation Room, a CNN reporter just said that (I'm paraphrasing, but this is awfully close) "the public is more forgiving when it's lust as opposed to an affair of the heart"?
So, um, President Clinton was in love with Monica? Okay, that explains the cigars and references to her as "that woman, Miss Lewinsky". It was love. Now I can't forgive him any more.
Too bad Monica wasn't a hooker. Ken Starr could have avoided all that pesky legal stuff.
Update: Vitter's also the southern regional chair of Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.