Lott's 'innocent and thoughtless remark' will stay with him
Nov 26, 2007 | Posted by: The South Mississippi Sun Herald | Full story: The South Mississippi Sun Herald
“Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican”
U.S. Sen. Trent Lott will be remembered as much for what he calls an 'innocent and thoughtless remark' as he will for his role as one of the most influential politicians of the modern era.
Lott, the consummate insider, became an instant outsider - even with Republican leadership and President Bush - after racially charged remarks five years ago at the 100th birthday part of former segregationist presidential candidate Sen. Strom Thurmond.
At Thurmond's party, then Senate Majority Leader Lott joked that Mississippi supported Thurmond's 1948 run for president on the Dixiecrat ticket and that 'if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over the years.' Read more
And if Lott had been a Democ-Rat, everybody would have laughed and forgotten about it and Lott would be be appointed head of a new powerful committee. Haven't you all figured that out yet ?
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