D.C. media tries to poison the Republican well.
“The new top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has laid off almost all the professional staff—about a dozen—who worked under his predecessor, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., National Journal has learned… It’s not clear what reason, if any particular one, prompted Vitter to not keep most of the policy staff on the committee. One rumor, according to an aide who used to work for Inhofe on the panel, is that the two senators didn’t get along. ‘From what I’ve been told, it was due to the fact that Vitter was pissed at Inhofe because Inhofe refused to help him fund-raise because of the prostitution scandal that Vitter faced,’ the aide said, who was not among the dozen or so most recently let go. ‘Vitter wanted to purge and get rid of everyone’.” [National Journal]