Thursday, November 19, 2009

$100 Million is Mary's Going Price

Via The Dead Pelican, this is probably Mary's payoff. Harry Reid needs her vote to proceed on his ridiculous health care bill and this might be what tips her scales:

On page 432 of the Reid bill, there is a section increasing federal Medicaid subsidies for “certain states recovering from a major disaster.” The section spends two pages defining which “states” would qualify, saying, among other things, that it would be states that “during the preceding 7 fiscal years” have been declared a “major disaster area.”

I am told the section applies to exactly one state: Louisiana, the home of moderate Democrat Mary Landrieu, who has been playing hard to get on the health care bill.

You might remember this post from Landrieu's town hall last month in Lafayette in which she said she would vote for cloture and it appears she will get her chance on Saturday.

Her going price? $100 million.

I would suggest that everyone, EVERYONE, call her office and register your opinion. Even if you don't live in Louisiana, you still live in America. Her contact numbers are:

Washington: (202)224-5824
New Orleans: (504) 589-2427
Baton Rouge: (225) 389-0395
Shreveport: (318) 676-3085
Lake Charles: (337) 436-6650

All contact information is here.
Email is here.


conservative generation said...

Only in government do you get to bribe a politician with someone else's money.

Red said...

AUGH I KNEW IT! That dyed in the wool Benedict Arnold!! Gah!!! Count on ME-ry Landrieu for nothing!

Jim Hlavac said...

Just yesterday I got an email from Senator Landrieu saying she is not playing the game in Washington, and today this -- what a, um, misleader. I emailed her my response yesterday to her densely packed 2 page mush she sent me, -- and now I have to call her out on it through another email (well, using her webform) Shameless and shameful. Vote her out.

G.R. said...

Red, why are you calling Mary Landrieu a Benedict Arnold?
It's like the story about the little girl who saw a poisonous snake freezing, and the snake asked the little girl to pick him up, put him in her pocket, so he could warm up.
The little girl said you will bite me and I will die, but the snake promised that he wouldn't.
The little girl picke up the snake and put him in her pocket.
As the snake was warming up, he bit the little girl, crawled out of her pocket, and started slithering away.
In shock, the little girl said you promised you wouldn't bite me. Why did you bite me?
The snake hissed, "You knew what I was when you picked me up and put me in your pocket."
The people of Louisiana knew Mary Landrieu was a snake, yet they put her in their pockets (literally) and did it over and over again.

Jane said...

Ms. Landrieu doesn't want to hear from her constituents today. I just dropped by her BR regional office with my two year old in tow after getting a busy signal all morning. I was turned away by security. The excuse? Nobodcy was in the office. He told me only one person was working today and that she left for lunch at 11:00 am and would not be back until 12:30 pm. UNBELIEVABLE.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Ms. Landrieu is not interested in hearing from her constituents today. After getting a busy signal all morning, I visited her regional office here in Baton Rouge (with my 2-yr-old in tow). I was turned away by security. The reason? There is only one person working in her office today and she left for lunch at 11:00 am and would not be back until after 12:30 pm. UNBELIEVABLE!