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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

GOP Leaps to Take Bullet for Dems

Just when the Dems are on the verge of incurring massive damage by their leadership choices reaking of corruption, the GOP Senate leaps to take the bullet by electing ... Trent Lott back to leadership. While I could care less about his politically incorrect statement about Strom Thurmond, electing Lott to a leadership position is a clear signal that the GOP Senate did not learn any lessons from last Tuesday's election. Trent Lott is an old face from the old boy's club that should be forever banned from leadership. Lott is an enemy of spending control as demonstrated by his history, his obstruction to the porkbuster database , and his resentment of those trying to stop pork.

While the election of Lott hardly compares to the corruption of Harry Reid and John Murtha, it gives the media an opportunity to either limit the focus or turn it away from the Dems to the GOP and Trent Lott. Even if the media does not take the bait, this choice still blunts the mileage that can be gleaned from the Dems corrupt choices to head "the most ethical Congress".

6 Comments:

  • At 9:32 AM, Blogger Malott said…

    Why.

    Why not McConnell? Why not anyone but the politically untalented Lott. What a face for the Republican Party.

    He will forever exist in my mind as the loser who went around apologizing for his Strom-Party comments.

    Unbelievably bad choice.

     
  • At 10:03 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    For some reason as I read your coment I get a picture in my mind of Nancy Kerrigan crying "Why, why..." after Tanya Harding's lackey bashed her in the knee before the Olympics. I can relate.

     
  • At 10:05 PM, Blogger Return to Westernesse said…

    AICS,

    I disagree. I think that the Republicans, now that they don't have to worry about maintaining power, have decided to try to make up to the man that they ran out of office. Republicans' treatment of Lott and his multiple apologies were a disgrace. He would have been much better off if he had been a man and said, "I apologize to no one since I have done nothing wrong." Instead, his lack of backbone made the party look weak and made them feel like they had to do something about the situation. Maybe Republicans finally realize that while Lott ran things, Republicans remained in power. Since he stepped down, the party seems to have made decision after decision that have puzzled many conservatives along the way, and, I think, weakened the party's control in Congress.

    By the way, welcome back. Glad you had a great trip.

     
  • At 10:31 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Hey stranger. Your off the grid for weeks and the first thing you do is disagree with me. Ha.

    I do agree that Lott should not have apologized. Hopefully you are right that Lott may do some good. We will see.

     
  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger Return to Westernesse said…

    had to make a grand reentrance

     
  • At 4:44 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Ta-Da!!!

     

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