Trent Lott to Run for Minority Whip

If you thought you've seen the end of Senator Trent Lott, think again.

In 2002, Senator Trent Lott (R-Miss.) was forced to step down as Senate Majority Leader after he made racist comments implying he was in favor of segregation at a birthday party for former Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC), who once ran for President on a segregationist platform.

Monday night, Lott announced his plan to run for Minority Whip, which would place him in the number two position among Senate Republicans. Although Lott has remained quiet about his intention to seek a leadership position, The Hill newspaper noted, "Few on Capitol Hill would second-guess Lott's prowess at backroom maneuvering."

The Hill has the story.

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    trent and murtha (none / 0) (#1)
    by oldtree on Tue Nov 14, 2006 at 10:05:56 AM EST
    great stuff,  trent is from mississippi,  bastion of civil rights, and he wants back as the leader?  good choice for the  gop,  get yet another person that hates half the people in his state, and has said so publicly.  sounds like reason enough to put him in charge

    what about murtha?  if what they say is true about his nefarious dealings,  then Nancy is playing with this guy?   cause he is the only one with guts?    Is Nancy a crook too?   sounds like it.  

    We the people don't want any of them.  understand?

    right back to the scumbags as usual, just a different name.

    xx (none / 0) (#2)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Nov 14, 2006 at 07:03:38 PM EST
    oldtree - They have Murtha on video tape.

    And what Lott wants and what Lott gets is two different things.