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[Louisiana Senator] Landrieu defends [state] Medicaid funds [i.e., "the Louisiana Purchase"]
2TheAdvocate.com ^ | February 4, 2010 | Gerard Shields

Posted on 02/04/2010 1:37:50 PM PST by rrstar96

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu took to the Senate floor Thursday delivering a blistering defense of her securing $300 million for Louisiana Medicaid in the health care bill and criticized Gov. Bobby Jindal for not supporting her in the move.

Before taking a shot at Jindal, Landrieu noted that the governor made one statement defending her to CNN.

"It takes more than intelligence to be a public official, it takes more than a fancy resume, it takes guts," Landrieu said. "Some people have more of those than others."

Landrieu said she felt it necessary to speak out on the matter to "clear the air." Landrieu has been roundly criticized, particularly by conservative media, for securing the money before she voted for the health care plan she initially opposed.

Landrieu said her vote was not tied to the money but other issues such as her opposition to a government-run health care plan that was eventually removed.

Landrieu challenged her Senate colleagues to come to the floor to debate her on the matter.

Let's get this over today," Landrieu said. "If they don't come, I wish they would keep their mouths shut about something they know nothing about."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bobbyjindal; healthcare; healthcarereform; jindal; landrieu; louisiana; louisianapurchase; marylandrieu; obamacare; prostitution; socialism; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 02/04/2010 1:37:51 PM PST by rrstar96
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To: lsucat; Roux; Pikachu_Dad; WFTR; chemicalman; abb; Liberty911; CajunConservative; LSUfan; ...

Pelican State ping

Too little, too late, Senator. You and fellow Senator Ben “Cornhusker Kickback” Nelson need to go.


2 posted on 02/04/2010 1:40:55 PM PST by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96
"It takes more than intelligence to be a public official"

This from an authoritative source.

3 posted on 02/04/2010 1:41:00 PM PST by skeeter
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To: rrstar96

just focus on replacing the dems .. all of them...


4 posted on 02/04/2010 1:41:17 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: rrstar96

A hooker is a hooker, is a hooker, is a prostitute....she can deny it all she wants but we now know she (and all Dims) have a price!


5 posted on 02/04/2010 1:41:45 PM PST by BamaDi (I'm praying for a bloodbath in '10)
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To: rrstar96
Landrieu said her vote was not tied to the money but other issues such as her opposition to a government-run health care plan that was eventually removed.

We know it wasn't tied to her constituent's feedback either. They're still dialing.

6 posted on 02/04/2010 1:42:08 PM PST by skeeter
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To: rrstar96

Why debate something her opponents know is true?

I mean this is like me trying to debate John Edwards that he is not a wife beating, adulterous, paternity denying lout who left his cancer stricken wife’s side to sleep with a mistress.

I have nothing to gain by such a debate. He however, looks like a jackass bringing up his own folly for further public examination.

Oh how it’s funny to watch these clowns twist in the wind.


7 posted on 02/04/2010 1:42:48 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: rrstar96
Let's assume for the sake of argument that I'm not Bobby Jindal.

Is it OK to criticize your vote now?
8 posted on 02/04/2010 1:43:30 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: rrstar96

“Let’s get this over today,” Landrieu said. “If they don’t come, I wish they would keep their mouths shut about something they know nothing about.”

It sounds like she’s admitting that when Harry met Mary they did a secret deal that the Republicans knew nothing about.


9 posted on 02/04/2010 1:49:44 PM PST by vrwconspiracist (The Tax Man cometh)
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To: rrstar96
it takes more than a fancy resume, it takes guts It looks like Miss Mary has had plenty in her gut, by the looks of recent pictures of her...
10 posted on 02/04/2010 1:52:34 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: vrwconspiracist

It also sounds like “let’s just leave this little matter behind us, shall we?”


11 posted on 02/04/2010 1:57:23 PM PST by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

Does anyone know if she still gets the $300 million now that the health care bill is stalled?


12 posted on 02/04/2010 2:02:01 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: rrstar96
Just thinking here how another Senator's staff could make arrangements for the debate with Moon Landrieu's corrupt daughter's office ~ after all, her phones don't work!

That's 'cause they ring busy all the time and you can only call OUT.

13 posted on 02/04/2010 2:04:13 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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My, she is so brave, knowing she has another 5 years before she runs again!


14 posted on 02/04/2010 2:07:56 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I suppose that, if the $300 million in question were written into the bill and the bill dies, Landrieu doesn’t get a dime.


15 posted on 02/04/2010 2:09:11 PM PST by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96
Landrieu challenged her Senate colleagues to come to the floor to debate her on the matter

Landrieu is ultimately accountable to the voters in Louisiana and not to 49 individuals in the Capitol, so she is choosing the wrong forum for debate.

Ever heard of town halls, Mary?

16 posted on 02/04/2010 2:17:19 PM PST by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: skeeter

Ah, we already know what it takes to buy your vote and what that makes you.


17 posted on 02/04/2010 3:48:04 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: skeeter
>"We know it wasn't tied to her constituent's feedback either. They're still dialing."

She's stalling/misdirecting, on having to publicly admit,

Did she sabotage the peoples phone line?

18 posted on 02/05/2010 6:05:13 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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