I’ve finally learned something interesting about Mary Landrieu’s dull and robotic challenger, Dr. Bill Cassidy. He’s been billing LSU Health Sciences Center for time when he was “working” on Capitol Hill. This is not allowed by LSU’s own rules and is being done at an institution where nobody has gotten a raise in 7 or 8 years. This is clearly unethical and may well be payroll fraud. It’s a familiar story: a Goper campaigns against one big guvmint teat whilst suckling on another one. This development is unlikely to change the outcome of Saturday’s election but it’s making the last week pretty darn interesting.
The story was broken by two old friends of mine, Jason Berry of American Zombie, and Lamar White Jr. of CenLamar. Jason isn’t even particularly fond of Senator Landrieu but as the world’s only investigative zombie he was on this like white on rice.
Here’s a link to Jason’s original post, Paging Dr Cassidy.
And here’s a link to Lamar’s original post, Double Bill Cassidy: For Years Bill Cassidy Billed LSU While Working In Congress.
The MSM has picked up the story and obtained some unconvincing and contradictory comments from the Cassidy camp. He’s been caught with his hand in the cookie jar but his strategy is hunker down and run the clock out on the campaign. This story, however, has legs and is bound to plague him if he’s elected. We’re not sure what he will be elected to do other than oppose the President and obey his masters, David Vitter and the Koch Brothers.
Preternaturally dim Vestigial-Picayune columnist James Varney has stuck up for the Cassidybot but who’s going to listen to a bozo who shares a name with this guy:
It will be interesting to watch this play out. I wonder if Double Bill Cassidybot will do a remake of this Ernest classic: