As scheduled, vulnerable Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) met up with First Lady Michelle Obama in New Orleans, La. to visit spouses of military veterans today. But, Landrieu got more than just her picture taken with Obama, she got an honorable mention.
As ABC reports, the gal pals met at Dillard University and though Landrieu has strongly distanced herself from the President and his administration, she has no problem with being seen publicly with the first lady.
And during her remarks, Mrs. Obama made a point to recognize Landrieu.
“I also want to recognize Senator Mary Landrieu, who is here. Let’s give her a hand,” Mrs. Obama said to the crowd. “She has been a strong supporter of this university.”
Landrieu has made a point in her re-election campaign to appear as though she has stood up to President Obama on energy issues such as the Keystone Pipeline, though she has been unsuccessful on getting fellow Democrats on board with the project.
Back in March, Landrieu was a no-show at a major event promoting Obamacare in New Orleans where outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in attendance. Landrieu’s brother, Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu did attend however. This occurred just after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that Democrats were not in fact running away from Obamacare.
And, when Obama visited New Orleans back in November, Landrieu traveled with him on Air Force One, but refused to do any press or public appearances with him while in the Big Easy.