Thursday, June 02, 2005

Meet Your Senators: Today, Louisiana!

Today, we head to the Pelican State to meet one of only three Democratic Southern Senators, Mary Landrieu, and her Republican "colleage" David Vitter, a prick.

During the fight on the nuclear option, recently elected Sen. Vitter took to the floor to publicly blast Sen. Landrieu for her opposition to Priscilla Owen and Co. and her continued support for Democratic filibusters. (At the time, if you were curious, Sen. Landrieu was helping to write an energy bill and after that was in Sen. McCain's office working on a compromise which she later signed.)

Blasting any Senator by name on the floor is rare, but attacking the senior Senator from your own state is downright bastardly. After all, both members have to work together to make sure the state gets its fair share of pork and the like. Watching at home, former Louisiana Senator John Bureux commented to a Baton Rouge paper:


"I have never seen anything like that in my 32 years of Congress," Breaux said. "I think it was unprecedented and in bad taste."
Immediately following his speech, Vitter sent a (publicly released) letter to Landrieu (with the salutation "Dear Mary") in which her called on her to renounce Democratic "obstructionism" and asked her to "do the right thing."

The senior Senator from Louisiana wrote him a reply (with the salutation "Dear Sen. Vitter"). This is just wonderful:


"I realize that the complex precedents and traditions of the institution must seem imposing" to newcomers, she wrote.

...

Helpfully, she also attached a recent report on the subject from the
Congressional Research Service. It "should give you a richer understanding of the Senate's power of advice and consent," she wrote.


When asked about Vitter's attacks recently, Landrieu replied jokingly:

"Of course, Sen. Vitter is new to the Senate, and he's learning the rules," Landrieu said.

Props today go to Senator Landrieu for being gracious under fire, but still putting this guy firmly in his place.

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