Monday, June 22, 2009

Already Naming Drinks After Him

A brief preview of the guy that will take Mary Landrieu's Senate seat once she's successfully alienated her supporters.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who says she's even running again? The rumor is that she's done after this term ... and that's from her staff in D.C.

E said...

Interesting...

I hope she's not following Billy Tauzin's lead.

Anonymous said...

So alienating the small handful of staunch liberals (almost all of whom are in New Orleans proper) in this pretty staunchly conservative for the most part state that's lately elected the likes of Piyush Jindal and David Vitter in statewide contests is what's going to cost Landrieu getting re-elected?

E said...

I think there's a debate to be had whether fielding candidates chiefly concerned with appearing to be just like Bobby Jindal and David Vitter only with a D attached will ever be capable of winning out over the real Bobby Jindal and David Vitter.

But mostly that post was an excuse to link to that guy - as a joke. If you click on the link, I think you'll get it.

Anonymous said...

But there is plenty of difference...Landrieu did do a lot to fight for the state's interests in 2005/2006. What were Vitter and Jindal doing at that time other than constant moralizing and/or being the foot soldier for the Bush regime. The minority in this state who does not live and die according to the word from Limbaugh hardly needs to be engaging in circular firing squad-ism.

E said...

Yeah I'm not trying to do that but I am undecided as to how I feel about this generic and undefined centrism as practiced by people like Mary Landrieu. For instance, I understand Landrieu's position on something like cap-and-trade or some of the other climate change issues. I think it's wrong - borderline ridiculous given the tenuous topographical position of much of our state - but I understand the pragmatic electoral approach one must take to certain issues in order to maintain office to do other important things.

But she's got to be there on healthcare. There is no electoral practicality in play here. This is supposed to be the reason it's okay for her to sell out the Party on other stuff. It has pretty much been the centerpiece program of the domestic platform for 60 years. Now that we have a chance to finally achieve affordable coverage through the creation of the public option, we have got to have each and every one of our elected officials rally together and finally deliver. Especially those that have taken Party money and organized the working people of the state on the premise of substantive healthcare reform.