Today soon to be former Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) delivered her farewell speech to the U.S.Senate. She was mostly gracious in acknowledging those who supported her and helped her along the way, both in her own party and in the Republican Party. She did, however, feel the need to give a parting smack to former president Bush when it was time for her to talk about Hurricane Katrina. She wants to keep alive the notion that somehow he is to blame for the failures of New Orleans.
"President Bush was not that forward leaning. I will just leave it at that. There will be more about it in my book." Senator Mary Landrieu criticized the former president in his actions post Hurricane Katrina, mostly about the money she was trying to get appropriated to the state.
Here is the speech.
She said several times that she has been an elected official since the age of 23. That's more than long enough for her. She fell victim to her own campaign boasting long ago as she believes she is a legendary figure from Louisiana. The fact is, she traded on her family name and political patronage. This does not make her unique, certainly not in a state like Louisiana.