Sep 23, 2014 3:28 PM
Louisiana: Where politics and kegs mix quite well
The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Photos of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu assisting a constituent as he drinks beer upside down from a keg inspired some finger-wagging on social media. But in party-centric Louisiana, it's not necessarily a liability.
Most of the criticism came from outside the state. Even Landrieu's Republican opponents, including Rep. Bill Cassidy, aren't making a big deal of it. And Landrieu herself said her critics need to get a sense of humor.
The photos raced around social media after she campaigned Saturday at Louisiana State University before a football game. Landrieu helped a 28-year-old do a keg stand, holding the beer spigot so the man could drink upside down.
Landrieu, who has been attacked for being "out of touch" with her state, is one of the most vulnerable Democrats this election year.
Barrow reported from Atlanta.
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