Monday, November 26, 2007

A Cup of Venom for the Road

Today I got a Washington Post News flash noting that Trent Lott was resigning. When I clicked to view the article I went on to view the comments readers attached to the article. While I am probably pretty closely politically aligned with those making these comments, I was struck by the venom directed at him. I think this is a telling statement on the state of politics today where it has become common practice to make every issue a personal issue.

Let's remind him not to forget his hairpiece. Goodbye!

Posted by: Philo Farnsworth | November 26, 2007 10:06 AM

What happened Trent? Get tired of being an Anti-American neo-scum?

Posted by: DWayne | November 26, 2007 10:08 AM

Do us all a favor on your way Out Mr. Lott - tell us the real reason you are leaving. Tell us about what has happened to your party, tell us why it isn't worth your time anymore.

If you really consider yourself a good American, think of America first

Posted by: K | November 26, 2007 10:11 AM

I guess money is more important than the people of Mississippi or America. Ah, Republican values in action.

Posted by: Greg in LA | November 26, 2007 10:12 AM

Sen. Lott must be having a bad hair day!

Posted by: carlos | November 26, 2007 10:13 AM

Made enough money in congress for him and generations of his family to live like kings for rest of thier lifes so its time to retire. The country needs term limits and then maybe True Americans will run for office instead of the treasure seekers we have now.

Posted by: Bud Spaulding | November 26, 2007 10:13 AM

Mission Accomplished. He guaranteed funding for rebuilding that nice house with the ocean view, and he finally realized that Bush & Co. really are stupid venal little sh!ts after all.

Posted by: richard schumacher | November 26, 2007 10:14 AM

I smell fish. Anyone else smell something fishy? Anyway, the Last Republican Singing Senator goes down. 'Bout time.

Posted by: Boris | November 26, 2007 10:14 AM

I would feel better about Lott's departure if I thought there were any chance of replacing him with someone who is less of a Republican ideolog. Unfortunately, he is a perfect reflection of his state, and the next person to fill his office will be as well.
Mississippi is changing, but ever so slowly. It will be Republican and racist for quite a while yet. Texas will fall first.

Posted by: Southern Girl | November 26, 2007 12:41 PM

After 1 January, persons leaving Congress may not register to lobby until two years have passed. Those leaving before 1 January, however, may register and lobby after being "out of Washington" for only 1 year. Perhaps Mr. Lott is simply venal. He may want to supplement his generous congressional retirement money with the dollars generous firms and right wing ideologues pay well-connected ex-Senators and Congressmen for jollying up their successors and ex-colleagues. Could it be, Mr Cheerleader-of-the-Right?

Posted by: RDBworddoc | November 26, 2007 12:41 PM

A great American! Hard to replace!

Posted by: | November 26, 2007 12:41 PM

is Mississippi still actually considered a state?......I mean...really...

Posted by: Rick | November 26, 2007 12:42 PM

"The good news is -- and it's hard for some to see it now -- that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch."

--George W. Bush, first responder, Sept. 2, 2005

Posted by: Rick Alexander | November 26, 2007 12:42 PM

Navy Brat:
Put down the crack pipe, I think you've had enough.

Posted by: | November 26, 2007 12:43 PM

1 comment: said...

Any chance you overdid it with this post? You lost me on comment #4.