Oct. 29, 2010 04:29 PM
At last night's one-on-one Senate debate between incumbent David Vitter and Congressman Charlie Melancon, Vitter was once again in robo response mode when it came to questions regarding his "serious sin" and exposed ties to the D.C. Madam prostitution ring. At last night's one-on-one Senate debate between incumbent David Vitter and Congressman Charlie Melancon, Vitter was once again in robo response mode when it came to questions regarding his "serious sin" and exposed ties to the D.C. Madam prostitution ring. Panelist Greg Meriwether of WAFB-TV asked Vitter directly whether the "serious sin" he admitted to in 2007 broke the law. "You're a lawyer," Meriwether said. "Did you break the law?"

Vitter's response: "You can look back. You can continue to write stories in the media about it. That's your decision. It's a free county. I looked the voters of Louisiana in the eye. I spoke to them sincerely. I think they heard me and I think they understood me. And now I'm looking forward, I'm not looking back."  Both Meriwether and moderator Dennis Woltering followed up, asking Vitter the question again: "Did you break the law? Yes or No." Vitter repeated his staid response. After the debate, Vitter was swarmed by reporters on his way out, who again peppered him with the question of whether he broke the law. Here's the video:

In other news, Vitter today won the endorsement of the New Orleans Times Picayune.