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Counsel of Trent

I’d say that Trent Lott was an embarrassment to the Senate GOP except for the fact that it was the Senate GOP that chose him to be their whip, so I’ll just say instead that, judging by this report in the New York Times, he has, once again, made a fool of himself with remarks, that even by the abysmal standards of Senator Lott, stand out for their ignorance, dim-wittedness and faint suggestion of the bully:

Comments by Republican senators on Thursday suggested that they were feeling the heat from conservative critics of the bill, who object to provisions offering legal status. The Republican whip, Trent Lott of Mississippi, who supports the bill, said: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.” At some point, Mr. Lott said, Senate Republican leaders may try to rein in “younger guys who are huffing and puffing against the bill.”

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