Thursday, April 28, 2005
In with the wrong Lott...
(sorry for both the pun and the fact that I haven't posted much lately, been gearing up for exams)
It looks like Trent Lott--who, by the way, has been making pushes to be majority leader again after Frist retires in '06--has noticed that the White House has come to DeLay's aid but never comes to his:
Like all politicians, Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) has a long memory.
Asked yesterday about President Bush’s support for embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), in contrast to Bush’s failure to come to Lott’s aid when he was being forced out as majority leader, Lott told The Hill:
“You need to remember those that support you. They need [DeLay]. He is the strongest man in the leadership today in either body. They already lost the strongest leader over here — me.”
Although Lott added, “That was in all due humility,” it probably won’t endear him to Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.).
The difference is simple: DeLay is going down because of corruption, Lott went down because the man was (and still is) racist and publicly endorsed segregation efforts. Since the Bush White House has given into the very same business interests as DeLay (but Bush hasn't been flown around the world on corporate dollar--he's got Air Force One and the American tax payer's to thank for his trips), he comes to DeLay's defense. Don't get me wrong, Lott eats corporate money like a 12-year old takes down cookie dough, he's just not as good at it as DeLay.