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December 20, 2002

All or Nothing, Not a

All or Nothing, Not a Lott To Ask For

Is it any surprise that Senator Trent Lott is stepping down from his post as senate majority leader? Yes, to me it is. I believe that it should be all or nothing here. What is the point of having the man step down from this position? If he is stepping down from this post because people truly believe that he is a racist who wishes that we were still a segregated nation, then why have him remain in any position of power?

I am a registered Democrat, who does not have any special ties to Lott, and don't care what happens to his political future. My complaint is simply that this is window dressing. He is stepping down from this post to please those who were giving him some heat.........BIG F&*%*%^ DEAL!!! If he is a racist he needs to leave the senate completely. My personal opinion is that he did not mean the comments in the manner they were taken, because (perhaps I am overly optimistic) surely, even he would have realized how people would react to the idea of modern day segregation. He did not use those words, but that is what the media implied when they replayed it over, and over, and over........ If he is to be removed from this position, he should be removed from the senate completely. If he is not removed completely, then he should remain in his current position. Stepping down from the majority leader post is simply an attempt to take the heat off and, in my opinion, completely misses the mark. Stay or go, but don't do it half way. The unfortunate thing in all of this is that this guy had to be from Mississippi, further strengthening their reputation as an undesirable place to live.

Posted by Woundwort at December 20, 2002 01:03 PM | TrackBack
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