September 9, 2011
Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeff Landry raised eyebrows at President Obama's jobs speech Thursday night when he broke from decorum and held up a sign suggesting how he'd put Americans back to work: "Drilling equals jobs."
The sign, in bold, capital letters, was a quieter, tamer version of Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-S.C.) infamous outburst of "You lie!" during Obama's 2009 address on health care, but no less an attack on the president's current jobs plan.
Shortly after Obama's speech Thursday, in which he called on Congress to pass a $450 billion plan designed to put Americans back to work, Landry released a statement criticizing the address.