Landrieu threatens to “throw a punch”


Senator Mary Landrieu, the Democrat of Louisiana (whose father was a mayor of New Orleans), appears to have finally found her voice after offering only cautious criticism of the federal relief effort in the hurriance catastrophe earlier in the week. Today she promised to literally "punch" anyone, "including the president," who contnued to question the local response to the tragedy, considering the gross federal misconduct.

Appearing on ABC’s "The Week" TV program this morning, Senator Landrieu still appeared to be smarting from President Bush’s comments, during his national radio address, that state and local bore a fair share of blame for the slow response. On a copter tour of the area, Landrieu said that if she heard any more criticism from federal officials, particularly about the evacuation of New Orleans, she might lose control.

"If one person criticizes them or says one more thing – including the president of the United States – he will hear from me," she said on the ABC program. "One more word about it after this show airs and I might likely have to punch him. Literally."

Hey Landrieu, why don’t you pick on someone your own size … like me.  We can settle this man to man or, er, you know what I mean.  The prez is kinda busy right now, so I’ll gladly step in for him emoticon

Hat tip: Bryan Preston, blogging over at Michelle Malkin’s blog.

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