Thursday, November 29, 2007

Good Riddance, Trent "Vacant" Lott

Here are a few good reasons why we won't be missing Senator Lott when he retires at the end of the year (so he will be exempt from the new lobbying law that would impose a two year wait before he could start collecting huge bucks from a K Street Lobbying Firm - the dollar signs were just too tempting to Trent.)

Steph read these quotes for Jim Ward to take a stab at guessing the source, on the show on Tuesday (Hours 1 & 3):

"I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either."
Trent Lott (R - Miss.) at Strom Thurmond's B-day party

"Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy."
Trent Lott (R - Miss.)

"Yesterday in a 25 to 24 vote, Republicans welcomed back Lott back into their leadership and named him minority whip. That is great for Trent. They say minority whip is a stepping stone to Grand Wizard."
Stephen Colbert

"Trent Lott has found himself in a lot of trouble over his comments (about segregation)...Keep in mind Lott only says this kind of stuff once every 22 years. We like to think of him as the Halley's Comet of bigotry."
Jon Stewart

"Last night Trent Lott appeared on the Black Entertainment Network and he apologized. He was sincere about this. He said he no longer feels the bigotry and prejudice that he felt last week."
David Letterman

"One Republican leader said what Trent Lott did was a mistake of the mouth and not of the heart. Today, former President Clinton said, why didn't I think of that?"
Jay Leno

"The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week whether banning cross burning by groups like the Klu Klux Klan violates the first amendment. The outcome could affect the entertainment at Trent Lott's Christmas party."
Tina Fey

From today's Huffington Post:
Trent Lott's Brother-In-Law, Nephew, Indicted On Federal Bribery Charges

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