A LOTT OF TROUBLE
or, "Council of Compassionate Conservative Citizens"
It doesn't matter how many times Trent apologizes, or how eloquent he is when he does it. The sentiment of his original comment remains the same. And even though all this stuff has been discovered before, we're finally looking closely at his connections
to the Council of Conservative Citizens
, the brief he filed on behalf of Bob Jones University
, his Southern Partisan interview
from 1984, his refusal to support a holiday honoring three slain civil-rights workers
, and that rally from 1980
where he said, verbatim, exactly what he said last week.
(btw wow has marshall
been doing great work on this or what!)
Hmm, Bush denounced the comments but doesn't think Lott should resign
. Wow, it only took about 20 hours, but Lieberman's trap worked perfectly! But to be honest, there wasn't much Bush could've done once Lieberman set the "Bush needs to condemn him" trap. Wait, I know! Howabout saying something, much, much earlier!? That would've helped!
Still, Bush's "don't repeat your daddy's mistakes" tendences could get the best of him here. Ditching Lott has the possible effect of alienating Bush's base... but it also will sure energize the Dem's base, by leaving a lightning-rod like Lott in place. Of course, that requires the Democrats to actually be forceful about something, always a longshot with Daschle running the show . . . now Gore, on the other hand...
Still, tomorrow's friday, which means the end of the news cycle. So if Lott is gonna go, it'll be tomorrow. As for me, I doubt it. I understand if Bush wants to keep his base happy. But what the fuck does that say about his base???
Keep the heat on Lott, everybody. Yes everybody, from Jackson to Sullivan, all of you, keep hammering. You all may have your differences, but we must all agree that supporting evil, evil
policies is not something any politician in the 21st century should be doing.