E&P reports on Landrieu's appearance on This Week today. She threatened to punch anyone, including the President, who badmouthed local and state leaders:
"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."Landrieu tried to be nice to the Bush people and they screwed her and her constituents. Actually, they killed her constituents.
She burst into tears as she looked at a broken levee. "The President could have funded it," she said. "He cut it out of the budget. Is that the most pitiful sight you have ever seen in your life? One little crane."
She also referred angrily to comments Bush had made Friday at the New Orleans airport about the fun he had in her city in his younger days.
"Our infrastructure is devastated, lives have been shattered," Landrieu said. "Would the president please stop taking photo-ops?"