If one goes back 20 plus years, Sen. Landrieux's predecessor, John Breaux was in a similar situation. At the time, Breaux was a young Congressman (he took over his old boss' seat, the great Edwin Edwards), and he was being strong armed by Reagan during his first budget.Now that shows integrity, given that in Louisiana politics is very French and so are their political virtues.
After getting a bunch of concessions from the President to sign on, he was asked by a reporter if his vote was for sale and he said: "No, but it is for rent."
Sorry Chris and Ellen, that is just how I see it.
Regards — Cliff