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Trent Lott resigning?

I doubt it’s because he has a wide stance, but I don’t really care.  As far as I’m concerned, he can self-fornicate.  From Hot Air:

Bad on pork, bad on racial issues, bad on amnesty, and hostile to the one media weapon conservatives wield simply because it dared to challenge him. Like Mark Levin, I shall not miss him.

After almost 20 years of spooning out pork, it’s time for him to get fed.

The senator, after 34 years of public service in Congress is not wealthy like many of his colleagues and has talked for some time about leaving so he could earn more money.

So, aides said, the senator decided to leave by year’s end to circumvent new lobbying rules — instituted by Congress this year and effective in 2008 — that that would bar members from lobbying their colleagues after two years.

The so-called “revolving door” policy in effect now keeps former members from lobbying their colleagues for one year. The changes were made in the wake of the scandal surrounding former lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Any Mississippians want to venture a guess whom Haley Barbour will appoint? Barbour himself would be a solid choice but he was re-elected last year. The lieutenant governor, Amy Tuck, is young and famous in the area for having switched from the Democrats to the Republicans in 2002 but she just took a job with MSU.

Whoever it is had better be able to pay his own way in the special election because we’re busted, kids. 

He was officially dead to me back in the summer when he wanted to shut us up about his amnesty support.  In my mind, his resignation is only the funeral ceremony, since the body’s been dead for months now.  Just don’t ask me to eulogize him, m’kay?

November 26, 2007 Posted by | Lott | 1 Comment

Trent Lott can go to hell

Evern since Lott was deposed a few years ago over that mountain-out-of-a-molehill comment about Strom Thurmond, he’s soured on the GOP. Though he has been semi-restored in the party’s leadership via his Minority Whip position, he’s still sore about that whole thing. As a result, he’s showing nothing but contempt for the people of Mississippi, as well as for constituents of his party.

It wasn’t bad enough that he said talk radio was a problem that needed to be “dealt with”. He had to take it one step further by insulting and provoking his base. From Novatownhall:

Meanwhile, Lott says regarding the phone calls, take a hike, but bring it on:

“I’ve had my phones jammed for three weeks. Yesterday I had three people answering them continuously all day,” Lott said. “To think that you’re going to intimidate a senator or any senator into voting one way or the other by gorging your phones with phone calls – most of whom don’t even know where Gulfport, Mississippi, is – is not an effective tactic. But it’s their right to do that.”

How about that? “What do them hicks from Miss’sipp know about what’s good fer ’em?” Apparently, voicing your displeasure to your elected official is now known in D.C.-speak as “intimidation”. The arrogance of this buffoon is astounding.

As for the “talk radio is a problem that must be dealt with” comment made by Lott, Mark Levin shows where Lott falls on the side of free speech and the (un)Fairness Doctrine:

Trent Lott and the Fairness Doctrine
Associated Press, June 3, 1987
“But Rep. Trent Lott, R-Miss., said the burden on broadcast journalists is minimal.
‘We have unfairness now even with the Fairness Doctrine,’ he said. ‘Heaven knows what would happen without a Fairness Doctrine.’ “

Communications Daily
October 26, 1987

Since Reagan’s veto of the earlier fairness bill, Hollings and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) have vowed to see the doctrine become law by other means. And in case fairness is lifted from reconciliation in the Senate, the lawmakers are said to have a backup. Dingell, reportedly with the blessings of House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) and minority leaders, Robert Michel (R-Ill.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.), plans to fasten a fairness amendment to a catch-all spending bill (the continuing budget resolution). The current resolution, which keeps the government operating, expires on Nov. 10, and Reagan would be unlikely to veto such a measure.

Yep…Trent Lott supported the freakin’ Fairness Doctrine and fought Reagan on the matter! By the way, Trent, to respond to your rhetorical scenario “Heaven knows what would happen without a Fairness Doctrine”, I’d say “how does a 12-year run as the majority of Congress sound?”

Trent Lott is a fool, and while I know that Mississippi will in all probability NOT send a Democrat to DC for their Senate seat, perhaps the good people there can find a primary opponent who doesn’t show that kind of arrogance towards and contempt for his constituents.

June 22, 2007 Posted by | Fairness Doctrine, illegal immigration, Lott, shameful | 1 Comment