Before Election Day, Mary Landrieu said people in Louisiana were racist and sexist.
Now, before the runoff, she must think they are really stupid.
Why else would she think a quick vote on the XL pipeline would keep her in the Senate?
The votes of the eight states that replaced Democrats with Republican senators in the incoming Congress pushed the XL pipeline a step closer to reality.
Landrieu and her Democratic friends kept it bottled up for the past few years.