Sen Vitter Picking Pigskin Over Politics

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Louisiana Senator David Vitter (R) has decided to forgo President Obama's Thursday night speech, and instead will host an New Orleans Saints party for family and friends.

Appearing on Power Play Live with Chris Stirewalt, Vitter called the President's address "more political speech that substantive" and said, "I have a Saints party...and I am absolutely going to be there for the big game, kick-off of the Saints and the whole NFL."

The New Orleans Saints travel to Green Bay to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Packers in Thursday night's NFL season-opener at 830pm EDT, the President is scheduled to speak at 7pm EDT.

The Louisiana lawmaker acknowledged he would keep an eye on the President from his home, but added, "As a fanatic, I have my priorities."

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