Perhaps to overshadow this onslaught of bad news on the campaign trail, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) resorted to some colorful grassroots campaigning. As Senator Landrieu toured her old stomping grounds at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (class of ’77), she encountered a football tailgate in which young collegiates for the 58 year old senior Senator of Louisiana to partake in a keg stand as part of the Fighting Tiger’s home-stand against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
While Landrieu declined to do a keg stand herself (even though it might earn her votes), she tried having it both ways by pouring a 20 something guy who she termed “a purple shirted bro”
. Alas, Landrieu’s tailgate irrational enthusiasm did not help the Tigers beat the Bulldogs as LSU lost by a score of 34-29.
Landrieu allegedly expressed concern about how doing a keg stand herself would be covered by the national press. Landrieu had nothing to fear. The national press is covering for the Democrats losing big at the midterm elections. As CNN’s Chris Cuomo’s commentary shows, Landrieu’s keg stand was a depicted as a comedic sidelight, rather than a political act of desperation or stooping to conquer.
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