Sunday, December 6, 2009

Landrieu Doesn't Hate on Jindal

Conservative talking heads and pundits were quite vicious in their attacks on Senator Mary Landrieu because she was undecided prior to the recent insurance reform debate and it appeared, she had been swayed by a $300 million dollar amendment to offset losses in Louisiana's Medicaid program.

"So we know you’re hookin’, but you’re just not cheap," Glenn Beck said on his Fox program and Rush Limbaugh called her the most expensive prostitute in the history of prostitution.

Initially, Louisiana Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal defended Senator Landrieu by releasing the following statement;

"The bill is awful, but I won’t criticize our congressional delegation for fighting to correct the flawed Medicaid formula that will unfairly cost our state hundreds of millions of dollars in health-care funding if not quickly corrected."
And because he had lobbied all nine of the state's members of Congress, seven of whom are Republicans, he told CNN that it's "unfair to criticize Sen. Landrieu or the rest of the delegation for fighting to correct this injustice to Louisiana", but then Beck, Limbaugh and other big-name pundits started slamming her and he's been silent ever since.

This has prompted Ms. Landrieu to tell the Baton Rouge Advocate that she wished he had been more robust with his defense and "it would have been very helpful. It didn’t happen, and I’m going to move on."
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