Mary Landrieu’s recently-released television commercial features footage of her speaking at a Senate committee hearing. But look close and the scene is actually re-enacted – complete with a wardrobe change for Landrieu and actors portraying Congressional staffers.
There’s a reason for Landrieu’s misdirection campaign.
While she tries to play herself off as someone in touch with Louisiana, the truth is that Landrieu is one of Barack Obama’s most reliable “yes” votes in the United States Senate -- siding with him 97 percent of the time. Moreover, The Wall Street Journal reported that Landrieu’s leadership PAC has given hundreds of thousands in campaign contributions to some of the most anti-energy members of the Senate. And as her first act as Energy Chair, she voted to confirm an anti-energy Obama appointee who will have the power to negatively impact domestic oil and gas production.
“It’s fitting that Landrieu’s latest commercial tries to pass off video footage of a fake committee hearing as the real thing,” LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere said. “This is another example of Mary Landrieu trying to create an alternate reality to fool Louisianans."
“Mary Landrieu can recreate a committee hearing, but she can’t rewrite her track record of rubberstamping President Obama’s agenda and working behind the scenes to advance his anti-energy policies. Revisionist history can’t change how out of touch Mary Landrieu actually is with the priorities of the people of Louisiana," Villere said.
Senate rules prohibit the use of Senate video in campaign ads which is why the Landrieu campaign was compelled to remake the hearing.
The remake goes hilariously out of its way to recreate the hearing.
They created a TV news chyron and had actors play bored staffers behind the senator.
They also missed a few things about real Senate hearings:
Landrieu got to change her jacket for the remake, too.
She also got to correct a verbal flub that she made in her real life remarks and did not wear a brooch.
Anyway, these guys apparently love watching Senate hearings.
As does this guy while he drinks Gatorade, dramatically.
Everyone else in Louisiana watches Landrieu on MSNBC.
Including these guys:
But at least the Landrieu campaign got to get some great b-roll!