Talk about some serious spinning...Chuck Schumer denies the fact that Mary Landrieu was bought off by saying she has "exceptional legislative ability."
This is what qualifies for an exceptional legislator, apparently. If you can hold out, if you can screw the rest of the country, if you can ignore the Constitution by voting for a bill that exceeds the powers of Congress, they YOU might be an exceptional legislator.
Yesterday, on Face the Nation, Schumer said, "One, she delivers the goods for Louisiana. She has constantly and I think the people of Louisiana respect her for it. Second she has real views on healthcare those are taken into account as well."
I take issue with the word "respect," Senator. "Respect" isn't quite the word I would use.