UPDATE: From my stats this morning:
Louisiana Senator David Vitter threw a world-class hissyfit after missing a flight to New Orleans. According to Raw Story by way of HuffPo:
[W]hen Vitter learned he didn’t make the flight, he tried to open an alarmed security door.
“After setting off the security alarm, the Louisiana senator proceeded to dress down an airline employee who told him entering the restricted area was forbidden. He invoked his standing as a senator, delivering a “do-you-know-who-I-am” tirade, the paper said.”
Vitter wouldn’t calm down, even after the employee threatened to call security.
“Vitter, according to the witness, remained defiant, yelling that the employee could call the police if he wanted to and their supervisors, who, presumably, might be more impressed with his Senator’s pin,” the paper’s Heard on the Hill column noted. “But after talking a huffy big game, Vitter apparently thought better of pushing the confrontation any further. When the gate attendant left to find a security guard, Vitter turned tail and simply fled the scene.”
Of course he fled a confontation with a big, burly security guard! He was acting like a baby because he was looking to be treated like one, as is his wont.
In other words, Vitter ain’t got the scratch to pay for it now, so he’s trying creative tactics to get his ass Pampered.