(The Hill) — Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) might be attending President Obama’s job speech after all. Vitter, who had previously said that he would be skipping the speech to attend a party to watch the New Orleans Saints’ kickoff game, tweeted Thursday morning that Senate scheduling might force him to attend.
“Typical Harry Reid. He’s now schdld votes that should’ve been this morn 4 right b4 & right AFTER prez’s speech. Pens me in 2 have 2 stay. Reid ensured I’ll miss my Saints party at home. Don’t worry — only strengthens my Who Dat resolve. On 2 the Super Bowl! #ReidDirtyBirdsFan?” tweeted Vitter.
“Who dat” is a New Orleans idiom that has become a chant of support for the Saints. The “Dirty Bird” was a dance popularized by rival Atlanta Falcons fans in the 1990s.
Vitter had previously tweeted about skipping the speech: “Will listen to President’s speech carefully . . . from my priority area for job creation, Who Dat nation. Family and friends coming over for Saints game tomorrow. On to recovery — and super bowl!”