Keystone: Failed. LA-SEN runoff: ...DOOM.

Yup. [mc_name name=’Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’L000550′ ]’s last, desperate leap for safety came up short: the Keystone Pipeline bill that [mc_name name=’Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’C001075′ ] championed in the House went down in the Senate. 59-41, of course: [mc_name name=’Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000146′ ] ends his career as Senate Majority Leader as he began it. Which is to say, by toadying to the rather disassociated, yet hardcore partisan, establishment figures that run the Democratic party these days.

But let’s be honest. Mary Landrieu’s runoff election campaign wasn’t doing all that spiffy to begin with. The polling has been all Republican-leaning, sure: it’s also exceedingly gruesome for Landrieu, and this has been a bad cycle for claiming that the polls are biased against Democrats. Besides, if Sen. Landrieu had really thought that she was ahead she wouldn’t have grimly gone along with this Keystone stunt. I’ll leave the Senator with this thought:

Self serving? Sure. Pure trolling on my part? Most assuredly. An excellent revenge for Landrieu? Absolutely.

Moe Lane (crosspost)