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.

Follow the reporters on Twitter @BillBarrowAP and @MelindaDeslatte.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome