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Landrieu (D) Blocks Obama
How weak can she make him look?


Backstabbing Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said Thursday she would block Jack Lew's nomination for
White House budget director until Obama lifts his drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a letter to Dishrag Harry Reid, Landrieu wrote that while she believes Lew is qualified to serve,
he lacks "sufficient concern for the host of economic challenges confronting the Gulf Coast."

Landrieu has been an outspoken opponent of the drilling moratorium, which she says has a negative
impact on the economy of her home state.

"Due to Obama's unwillingness to reverse or modify his policy that has halted all deep-water and nearly
all shallow-water energy exploration, I cannot in good conscience allow this nomination to proceed until I
receive a commitment from Mr. Lew, the president or another senior economic advisor to reverse these
policies, which have been so detrimental to working families across the Gulf Coast," Landrieu wrote.

Obama put a six-month hold on deep-water drilling in May, weeks after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig
sent crude pouring into the Gulf for months. The moratorium is set to expire Nov. 30.

Kenneth Baer, nameless toadie for the White House budget office, said it was critical that Lew
be confirmed quickly since Peter Orszag stepped down in July.

"Jack Lew has received overwhelming, bipartisan support from senators across the spectrum,"
Baer wrote in an e-mailed statement. "Especially during this critical time in our economy,
the Senate should move quickly to vote on his confirmation before it recesses at the end of the month."

Under congressional rules, a lone senator can block a nominee from advancing to the Senate floor

This is the last thing Obama needs right now,
an addition to his resume that says, "Got his ass kicked by a girl."

But, I'm sure Obama will be in Louisiana next month
stumping for Mary Landrieu after she's kicked his teeth in.

Why can't our president learn?

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