Pols has the details but this is exactly the PR disaster political observers thought it would be. Scooter is apparently a little rusty at this whole "campaigning" business.
Talked with a political insider yesterday and they speculated that this must be tied to some sort of financial contribution. The speculation was that he wouldn't speak out on the issue, which clearly has no strategic upside, without even being prompted if he wasn't doing something for a contributor. That theory makes some sense but it's really just speculation until the next campaign finance reports come due.