By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Rep. Charles W. Boustany Jr., a veteran Louisiana Republican allied with House Speaker John A. Boehner, trounced Republican freshman Rep. Jeffrey M. Landry in an attack-heavy runoff race Saturday.
Even in a state known for its colorful political contests, the battle between two incumbent Republicans in Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District may go down as one of the nastiest ever.
The ancient and sinister Tower of London that lures more than 2 million visitors a year would be an inspiration for any writer, especially one with the kind of whimsical imagination from which sprouts a world of ravenous ravens and a 181-year old tortoise called Mrs. Cross whose tail has been replaced by a parsnip.
Pearson Cross, chairman of the political science department at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, said Boustany was the "de-facto incumbent" throughout the race.