Lott Rejoins Senate Leadership

  1. Lott Rejoins Senate Leadership
    In Comeback, Mississippian Is Elected GOP Whip Over Alexander

    Lott Rejoins Senate Leadership - washingtonpost.com
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from spacenurse
    Lott Rejoins Senate Leadership
    In Comeback, Mississippian Is Elected GOP Whip Over Alexander

    Lott Rejoins Senate Leadership - washingtonpost.com
    A good choice.

    Lott's comments to a retiring collegue were meant to be purposely flattering to him, as the occasion called for, and can only be taken out of context by those with an expressed agenda.

    Lott is a good consensus pick with a track record of being a congenial and hard worker. In short, he's 'the Hammer' without a hammer.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  4. by   VeryPlainJane
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA

    Lott's comments to a retiring collegue were meant to be purposely flattering to him, as the occasion called for, and can only be taken out of context by those with an expressed agenda.
    Bush calls Lott comments 'offensive'

    "Recent comments by Sen. Lott do not reflect the spirit of our country," Bush said to loud applause. "He has apologized and rightly so. Every day that our nation was segregated was a day our nation was unfaithful to our founding ideals."

    CNN.com - Bush calls Lott comments 'offensive' - Dec. 13, 2002
  5. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from VeryPlainJane
    Bush calls Lott comments 'offensive'

    "Recent comments by Sen. Lott do not reflect the spirit of our country," Bush said to loud applause. "He has apologized and rightly so. Every day that our nation was segregated was a day our nation was unfaithful to our founding ideals."

    CNN.com - Bush calls Lott comments 'offensive' - Dec. 13, 2002
    If his comments were meant to be indicative of his overall beliefs and NOT purposeful flattery at a private event, then you'd be right.

    But, I guess you never said 'you look nice' to someone just to be polite?

    Context is everything.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    The choice of Trent Lott is a HUGE backwards step for Republicans, IMO. He and Newt Gingrich are nothing more than holdovers from the "old days" when neocons first came into power. They're yesterday's news.......or should be, anyway.

    Voters repudiated the neocons on November 7; of course, if they want to stay out of power, they should go right ahead and stick with Lott, and while they're at it, nominate Gingrich for president in '08. Great strategy. Might not be so wonderful for the country---have we already forgotten the lessons about one-party rule??---but hey, they've got to maintain their fantasy that America actually WANTS hard-right wingnuts governing our every move and spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave.
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    It takes two wings to fly.
  8. by   sanctuary
    Why doesn't Bush II like him? They were both cheerleaders in college.

    And you are entirely correct, space nurse, if you want to move forward. It only takes one to go around in circles.

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