National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru, however, isn’t ready to say that Vitter should go, even if it turns out he did pay for sex. “Maybe one reason that Vitter hasn’t been more forcefully and widely condemned is that our law and culture don’t treat prostitution as simply ‘illegal,’ like drug dealing,” Ponnuru writes. “You can’t advertise for drug deals in the yellow pages, but you basically can for prostitution. And it’s not clear to me that anyone has the will to step up enforcement.”
As opposed to, say, lying about sex, rather than paying for it.
I guess right-wing pundits are ideologically committed to market activity.
I'm not quite sure whether the commitment is bought and paid for, or whether they do it for love, or lust.