Huntin’ gators with Sen. David Vitter

Most folks think being “up to your neck in alligators” is not a good thing. But a super PAC supporting Sen. David Vitter ( R-La.) thinks it’s an excellent fun time, worth $5,000 a person.

Yes, it’s a “Louisiana Bayou Weekend” alligator hunt and “airboat swamp tour” Sept. 5-7, our invitation says, “with special guest David Vitter.”

“Save your place for this exciting ad­ven­ture in the swamps and bayous of south Louisiana,”and do it now the invite says, because “space [is] very limited.”

GOP strategist and mega-fundraiser Charlie Spies — co-founder of the Romney super PAC Restore Our Future — set up the Fund for Louisiana’s Future in January, telling the Associated Press the super PAC’s goal was to support Vitter and his views.

A similar alligator- hunt fundraiser by former Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) in 2011 sparked a counter, “animal-friendly alternative” on-line fundraising appeal by liberal Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), who told supporters they “can send me $500 and you don’t have to kill an alligator.”

Lest you think this is a weekend just riding around some swamp in a boat, Lisa Spies, who’s also a prominent GOP fundraiser, assures us that we “will go on a real alligator hunt where all guests will receive a license . . . to hunt an alligator” and “professional alligator hunters” will be along to guide you.

Unclear if gator wrasslin’ is included.

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.
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