- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sen. Mary Landrieu shot back at conservatives critics who had something negative to say about her recent keg stand photo-op with a Louisiana State University tailgater.

“They need to get a sense of humor, and they need to get a life — it’s just the way we roll,” the Louisiana Democrat said Monday during a news conference at the State Capitol, Roll Call reported.

The senator made headlines over the weekend when she was photographed pouring beer into the mouth of a young football fan as he performed a keg stand.

She received some criticism from conservatives on Twitter, including National Republican Senatorial Committee strategist Brad Dayspring, who tweeted, “Chaos at home, chaos abroad and Mary Landrieu is doin kegstands,” the Huffington Post reported.

Mrs. Landrieu argued that the fan was a 28-year-old alumnus, “so, I think he can make decisions for himself what he’d like to do.”

Mrs. Landrieu had explained Saturday that fans initially asked her to do a keg stand, which she declined. She then agreed to hold the spigot for someone else.

“I thought I did pretty well by not doing it myself and helping him,” she said Monday, Roll Call reported.

Mrs. Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable incumbents this season, running for re-election against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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