Photo du Jour: A Good Song and Dance to an Empty Room
Last night I was flipping around the television in the early evening and stumbled upon Louisiana Senior Senator Mary Landrieu speaking live to an empty Senate Chamber about the significance of Louisiana's wetlands and Louisiana's natural resources. She stressed the overwhelming importance of Louisiana to the energy needs of the United States. I watched the entire presentation from the time I happened upon it and felt as if she did an excellent job hitting all the main points that we in Louisiana all know. One problem: No one from the other 49 states that need to hear this were in the Senate chamber to hear it. I know, I know: that's how it works--such presentations aren't meant to be actually seen or heard necessarily, but are intended for the written record.
Senator Landrieu: The rest of the country isn't going to "get it." The only way they are going to "get it" is to be deprived of our natural resources (and our ports). Until that time happens, the majority could care less if our state dissappears into the Gulf of Mexico or gets washed away by another hurricane . . . . Senator Vitter: Are you going to do and say something to help our state or just sit there like a bobble-head doll??? For the past nine months, I only seem to see Senator Landrieu standing up and at least making an attempt to fight for Louisiana. I am not sure what you are doing . . .
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