Bloggers from the Left attacked the Hayride over the thousand dollars a month the conservative site gets from the David Vitter campaign (as per campaign finance records) . Here, Scott McKay fires back saying it is for banner ads on the site and that he has the right to take money for such things. As long as you don't mind losing your objectivity, he's right. Besides, look at it this way: that's one less Nigerian prince to which he has to sell his e-mail list.
In election news, the Louisiana House Republican caucus has stepped out for Vitter, but as the Times Picayune reports, the same might not be true for the Senate. The paper notes that the nod is likely owed to the caucus head, Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris, a Vitter supporter. In the Senate, the recent spying arrest might derail the endorsement. Turns out its caucus is run by by Danny Martiny, R-Kenner, who was the target of Vitter's arrested private investigator. "That certainly didn't sit real well with me," Martiny said.
Court that young vote, B! Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and danced (emphasis and sarcasm, mine) like most guests do. The show then turned the performance into a campaign commercial where he dances to "Hotline Bling" by Drake (the rapper, not the duck). His dance moves even look Socialist.
Depending on what side of the pipeline - or aisle - you sit on, the Keystone XL pipeline is either dead or just resting, waiting for the right time to pounce. TransCanada, the company behind it, has requested a delay that will likely push its fate past the 2016 presidential election. For its opponents, this means TransCanada has folded up in defeat. For proponents, they say the company realized it can't happen under the Obama administration and are hoping for a better climate after the next inauguration. Which side is right? Perhaps only time and voter turnout will tell.
Now, the important news of the day: New Orleans is in the running for the most metal city in 'Merica.