Brodner’s Person of the Day: Trent Lott

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Trent Lott, the quickly outgoing senior senator from Mississippi. In a year when many GOP rats are deserting the ship for political reasons, this one doesn’t hide his love of big lobbying bucks. This has commentators like Robert Novak crazy angry. But in this Piece in Politico it’s very clear that Lott’s real problem is that he’s a. . .well, you know. Aside from protecting the personal wealth of their contributors, this is what this party has been largely about for forty years. Well, so long Lott. And don’t forget your noose.

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