New Orleans - (Ass Mess): It's just the kind of helpful free publicity that a GOP senator like David Vitter desperately needs in his moment of public shame after admitting being a client of DC brothel-keeper Deborah Jeane Palfrey.
A high-class madam of a brothel in his home town has come to Vitter's defence and told press reporters just "what a gent" and "great customer" Senator Vitter has been to her business for over a decade.
Jeanette Maier said that her Canal Street cat-house flourished under his patronage and treated him as their top source of income for many years.
"My gals just l-u-r-v-e-d that sex-mad Dave Vitter," Maier said today.
"All thirty of my best gals have always had was nice things to say about him and might have influenced an awful lot of people to vote him in as our Senator in 2004.
"You know, it just wasn't all about sex, either.
"Sometimes he just obviously needed a woman's perspective to help him formulate his campaign strategy. And sometimes he just wanted to have somebody listen to him.
"He always paid our top-whack fees of $300 per girl per hour which on a Friday night could mean anything from $900 upwards for the first 60 minutes of entertainment.
"Sure my gals all thought it was all about dirty, raunchy, crazy sex, that's what they're good at.
"But Vitter's just a man like so many other men: mortal and with needs.
"He's pretty decent I'd say. Certainly he ain't no freak. He was never into drugs and he always paid cash from his own pocket."
Meanwhile a French Quarter hooker, Luscious Lillybet, added voice to Maier's endorsement with a glowing personal testimonial based on her own commercial relatinship with Vitter during the late 1990s.
"LL", as she was known, confirmed she'd had a paid affair
"on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Dauphine and Dumaine," that helped her study for her French oral exams at college.
"I owe nearly all my specialised services skills to Senator Vitter," LL said today.
"Probably hundreds of other Lousiana women also have him to thank for their successful careers."
Mrs Vitter is said to be 'mad as hell'.