Headline from the Drudge Report:
Sweeteners for the South
By Dana Milbank
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Staffers on Capitol Hill were calling it the Louisiana Purchase.
On the eve of Saturday's showdown in the Senate over health-care reform, Democratic leaders still hadn't secured the support of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of the 60 votes needed to keep the legislation alive. The wavering lawmaker was offered a sweetener: at least $100 million in extra federal money for her home state.
And so it came to pass that Landrieu walked onto the Senate floor midafternoon Saturday to announce her aye vote -- and to trumpet the financial "fix" she had arranged for Louisiana. "I am not going to be defensive," she declared. "And it's not a $100 million fix. It's a $300 million fix."
Wouldn't this make her the highest paid whore in Washington?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:44 AM on Nov. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
I can think of a higher paid whore in D.C. . . . . . . . . .
She had to do it now, since she will probably be trying to reinvent herself as the state savior to garnish votes in 2010, but whoever her contender is going to be will have a load of material to use against her in those nasty campaign commercials.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:02 AM on Nov. 22, 2009
Can we OFFICIALLY say that the CHANGE msg from Obama is bunch of Crap yet? And dont tell me this had nothing to do with him...HE said HE was and only HE could bring CHANGE to Washington and HE was going to END crap JUST LIKE THIS! Well where the heck is he? Why isnt he calling BS on this? This is HIS party, he has the power.....
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Answer by 29again at 4:40 AM on Nov. 22, 2009
Nancy and Obama don't want you to have a job.
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