On a statement of candidacy Landrieu filed with the Federal Election Commission in January, she listed her Capitol Hill home as her address. But when qualifying for the ballot in Louisiana last week, she listed the family’s raised-basement home here on South Prieur Street.Senator Landrieu and her husband built a home in Washington. That makes sense, rather than pay rent, but the question of residency remains. Mary, of course, wants to be a Louisiana resident so that folks will vote for her, so she uses her parents address in New Orleans. Everyone knows that the Landrieu family hails from New Orleans, her dad was mayor there, but where does she reside?
“I don’t think she lives there,” said Fontaine Wells, 65, pointing at the Landrieu home. “She might come visit, but come on now — she lives in D.C. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her.”I don't think it's too much to ask our senator to live in Louisiana and commute to Washington. Rent an apartment, if necessary, but live in Louisiana. It's no secret that I'm not a Mary Landrieu fan, and don't intend to vote for her. I believe that she's too beholden to special interests, both inside and out of our state. However, I do like the way that Mary Katherine concludes her discussion of Mary's residency problem.
On the upside, Landrieu could certainly argue she better understands the hardships of the Obama economy because she’s living in her parents’ basement.Heh! Indeed. If anyone asks, PawPaw is voting for Rob Maness, at least in the primary.