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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Landrieu To Hold Fundraiser for Reid

It gets curiouser and curiouser.

Yesterday, Mary Landrieu closed the deal for a payoff to Louisiana in exchange for her vote to let Harry Reid's health care restructuring bill go to Senate floor debate. The deal had been negotiated over weeks, with initial reports putting the price tag at $100 million, only to have Landrieu brag that the real price was $300 million.

Now, it turns out that Landrieu has agreed to hold a fundraiser for Reid in New Orleans:

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., will host a fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in New Orleans next month, an event that comes on the heels of Reid's assistance getting Louisiana a windfall of Medicaid money in the health care reform bill.

The event was planned "several weeks ago," according to Landrieu's office. She and political consultant James Carville will host a brunch on Dec. 12 at the St. Charles Avenue home of David Voelker, an investor who chairs the Louisiana Recovery Authority and was a supporter of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
I am sure the two are not connected. Just like Landrieu's vote had nothing to do with the payoff.

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  1. Honestly, what are these Dems up to? They HAVE to know that they are in real trouble of losing their seats and that the healthcare vote will make it harder to be reelected.

  2. She's found a high-paying john and wants to keep him. He's found a highly pleasing prostitute he wants to keep using.

    Liberal politics as usual.

  3. In the face of this evidence of out-in-the-open corruption every American should realize just how insignificant they are in the eyes of the political class - and their friends.

    Mary Landrieu to all the unemployed, "Let them eat gumbo."

  4. Are Harry Reid and Mary Landrieu above the law?

    18 U.S.C. § 201 "Bribery of Public Officials and Witnesses"

    18 U.S.C. § 872 "Extortion by officers or employees of the United States"

  5. It was only a question of "how much" not "if"

  6. I am with Sallyven on this. Did Congress carve out an exemption to the bribery statutes for themselves. This one would not be hard to prove since Landrieu has already admitted it.