Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Why I still write to my French ex-girlfriend

Mary Landrieu seems to be shrinking away from engaging constituents critical of her hypocritical stance against the public option.

Call her up mmkay?

Washington D.C.: (202) 224-5824
New Orleans: (504) 589-2427
Baton Rouge: (225) 389-0395
Shreveport: (318) 676-3085
Lake Charles: (337) 436-6650

Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina, another conservative Democrat, has come out in favor of public option after initially expressing skepticism. Senator Landrieu should get on board with her colleagues and with the overwhelming consensus of Americans that favor a public plan.

Or she could continue to side with incestuous lobbyist gangsters instead of the people of Louisiana.


Maitri said...

Long shot, but wonder if voting no on the public option is Landrieu's payback for Louisiana getting hit with cap and trade?

E said...

Nah. Cap and trade isn't even law yet and faces steep odds. Rather, Landrieu could probably leverage a 'yes' vote on public option for some stuff on waxman-markey that would off-set the damage to Louisiana.

But she doesn't appear to be doing that. Instead, she's just decided to block pretty much every important piece of legislation that democrats have been fighting for since before I was born.