In case you don’t know, Sen Mary Landrieu could not attend an event with Pres Obama and her excuse was that she had a long standing commitment to attend.

Well it turns out her long standing commitment was a fundraiser for women only billed at $40 a head.  What’s even worse?  Mary Landrieu used taxpayer dollars to do it.

Turns out Mary Landrieu flew home with Pres Barack Obama on Air Force One.  Meaning taxpayers paid for her to ride to Louisiana to attend a fundraiser that benefited her and only her.

Obama admits this in his opening speech at the event she did not attend with him:

“You have one of the best mayors in the country in Mitch Landrieu.  (Applause.)  And I just flew down with your Senator, who, by coincidence, has the same name — Mary Landrieu.  (Applause.)  She’s traveling around the state today and doing unbelievable work on behalf of the people of Louisiana.  And I just want to say nobody is a tougher advocate on behalf of the working people of Louisiana than Mary Landrieu.  So we’re very, very proud of the work that she does.”

I didn’t know that “unbelievable work on behalf of the people of Louisiana” meant flying first class on taxpayer dollars to attend your own fundraisers.

Invitation to event:

H/T The Hay Ride