On Monday 'Big Time' himself finally made a visit to NOLA, not to see the progress being made in the recovery, but to appear at a 'private' invite only money-maker for the Mistake by the Lake Steve Scalise. The cost of his 4 hour political junket - about $500m to the American taxpayers. "With little fanfare, unpopular Vice President comes to Louisiana to stump for first district Congressman Steve Scalise . . ." Click here: the reduct box
"Cheney addressed about 150 Scalise supporters at Arnaud's restaurant in the French Quarter. Tickets for the event started at $1,000. For $2,300, Scalise said, backers got their photograph taken with the vice president. Scalise supporters dined on shrimp remoulade and trout amandine in the Count's Ballroom, then sang "Happy Birthday" to Scalise, celebrating his 43rd, and ate baked Alaska. Cheney, Scalise supporters lunch together in Quarter- Damn, do the math, if they all bought the blue light special photo, it wouldn't raise enough to cover the real cost of the trip.
Wouldn't you love to have been a fly on the wall in that soup? All the Louisiana GOPer elite -and so proud of themselves and their leaders, they locked out the press. Musta been hiding something . . .
Let's see how many ponyed up for the special photo-op . . . thasa keeper . . . .
No doubt Big Time gave Steve some hints during that limo ride to and from the airport, because so far Stevie is staying away from the public, and avoiding any one-on-one with Jim Harlan . . .
If folks in LA01 get snookered by the GOP party bosses again, and send this fool back to DC, we all continue to lose . . . . Even the GOPers know Scalise is 3rd string, but he was a loyal boy . . .