It’s a gloomy, rainy Monday in Washington, D.C. But the rain hasn’t deterred protesters from descending on Mary Landrieu’s stately Capitol Hill townhouse to protest the Louisiana Senator’s support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline (photo below).
The protesters reportedly are standing in Landrieu’s yard. They have also deposited an ugly mock black plastic pipeline on her property. The police are on hand, but have done nothing to keep the protesters out of Landrieu’s yard.
Landrieu’s D.C. townhouse has been in the news before. During the summer, her campaign was embarrassed by the fact that the property is worth $2.5 million and that she doesn’t own a home in Louisiana. Instead, she is registered to vote at a large bungalow in New Orleans that her parents have lived in for many decades.
Now, in what must surely be her last days in office, Landrieu endures the indignity of leftists parading in front of her residence (photo below). This, coupled with a resounding rejection by Louisiana voters, is her thanks for supporting President Obama with 95 percent, or so, of her Senate votes.
The protests would be a small price to pay if Landrieu’s support of the Keystone pipeline, and Harry Reid’s decision to permit a vote on it after all these years, offered any hope of breathing life into her campaign. But it appears that Landrieu’s fate is all but sealed.
At least she has a posh D.C. town house to live in when the revolving door propels her into a lobbying gig. The dogs will stop barking as the caravan moves on.