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Landrieu’s Swan Song Has Got To Be “When the Levee Breaks”

Posted on | December 6, 2014 | 17 Comments

by Smitty

“Momma, you got to move.”

If I lived down in Louisiana, I would be requesting that on every rock station available.

Vote Cassidy!


17 Responses to “Landrieu’s Swan Song Has Got To Be “When the Levee Breaks””

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    December 6th, 2014 @ 7:20 am

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  2. Matthew W
    December 6th, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    “If I lived down in Louisiana, I would be requesting that on every rock station available.”

    Not a chance

    Landrieu should be toast.

  3. smitty
    December 6th, 2014 @ 11:52 am

    Precisely. She’s broken.

  4. Adobe_Walls
    December 6th, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

    Unfortunately broken but not broke. I’m sure she’ll find a place in some lobbying firm and make good money there.

  5. Art Deco
    December 6th, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

    Her career has been a testament to the power of branding, connections, incumbency, and luck in politics. She was a tyro real estate agent elected to the legislature in 1979 (at age 25) on her father’s name. She lost her first election in 1995 and her career might have ended in 1996 with the loss of her 1st race for Congress if it had not been for some dubious dealings with the counting of ballots (at a time when people could still write that off as local to Louisiana).

    She’s 60 and it was clear last month her chances were minimal. You’d think she’d want to exit stage right with dignity. Then you recall that George McGovern is dead, Sargent Shriver is dead, Thomas Foley is dead, Jimmy Carter’s past 90; and Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, and George Mitchell are octogenarians; dignity and decency are something prominent Democratic politicos seldom display any more.

  6. Art Deco
    December 6th, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    She hasn’t sold real estate in decades and has no home in Louisiana, so that’s to be expected, unless the wife of Pat Roberts (R – [chuckles] western Kansas) has an opening for her in her NoVa real estate business.

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    December 6th, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

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  8. Adjoran
    December 6th, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

    Her husband is a DC real estate broker, although his most lucrative business has come from lobbyists and donors seeking Mary’s favors. They will need a new scam now.

  9. Adjoran
    December 6th, 2014 @ 6:16 pm

    Have you seen the flyers distributed yesterday throughout ‘Democratic’ areas? Telling folks welfare, food stamps, and Medicaid will be taken away if she loses.

    Something of a ‘Hail Mary’ play.

  10. Adobe_Walls
    December 6th, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

    In LA, oil and gas interests converge at the national and state level. I imagine most of the money in her PAC came from those interests. She then donates some of that money to anti-oil PACs. Surely at least one of those interests will pay her to continue lying for them.

  11. richard mcenroe
    December 6th, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

    Democrats rush to count the dead for Mary Landrieu, only to find that Katrina washed out the cemeteries:

    “That damned Bush! Always one step ahead of us!

  12. BestPoliticalVideos
    December 7th, 2014 @ 1:36 am
  13. Adjoran
    December 7th, 2014 @ 3:59 am

    Reminds me of LBJ anecdote about Democrats in Texas. Two party men were registering voters in the cemetery, one reading the names off the headstones while the other wrote them down. One old stone was weathered and worn, and bore a long Polish name with few vowels.

    The fellow strained his eyes but couldn’t make it out. ‘Guess we’ll have to skip this one,’ he said. ‘Oh, no,’ replied the other, ‘he has as much right to vote as anyone else!’

  14. Matthew W
    December 7th, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    The sad part of that story is that based on LBJ’s history of vote fraud, it may well be a true story.
    How history would have changed had he not stolen his first Senate election

  15. Matthew W
    December 7th, 2014 @ 11:51 am

    They really, really, really need a new playbook !

  16. Art Deco
    December 7th, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

    From Peggy Noonan recently:

    Seven years ago I was talking to a longtime Democratic operative on
    Capitol Hill about a politician who was in trouble. The pol was likely
    finished, he said. I was surprised. Can’t he change things and dig
    himself out? No. “People do what they know how to do.” Politicians don’t
    have a vast repertoire. When they get in a jam they just do what
    they’ve always done, even if it’s not working anymore.

  17. ubik
    December 7th, 2014 @ 8:57 pm

    Robert Caro has done a great job in his biography of LBJ what a prick he was.