"The Tea Party has to understand that they cannot hold government and our private partners — which are many from big companies like Boeing and Lockheed, to small companies that are represented here — hostage over their inability to get a law that they don't like amended."

That's Sen. Mary Landrieu saying the GOP is holding Boeing and Lockheed Martin hostage, John McCormack at The Weekly Standard reports. That's an interesting choice of companies, considering that Lockheed and Boeing are both lobbying clients of Tony Podesta, who recently paid $50,000 to Landrieu's husband, realtor Frank Snellings.