"He handled issues including abortion issues, including several other issues, but not women's affairs." — Sen. David Vitter in Alexandria, La., on July 7, explaining the role of his disgraced former aide Brent Furer. Furer was arrested for attacking his girlfriend with a knife in 2008 but was only recently fired by Vitter. The senator's denial that Furer handled women's issues was rebutted by several independent, Washington-based information services and by at least one eyewitness account.