Thursday, March 02, 2006

Trent Lott: Shrewd Politician or Moralist?

Most people in this part of the country would go with the former. However, ever since Lott declared himself a candidate for reelection because he said there was too much damage done to hurricane damage in his state to abandon it now, Lott hasn't been the rubber stamp of the Bush administration that many knew him as. He produced this quote, in response to Bush's threat to veto a bill that would outlaw the Dubai deal, which made quote of the day at Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:

"OK, big boy, I'll just vote to override your veto."

That one stings coming from your own party. However, it's unlikely that Lott is truly standing up against a policy he opposes. As former majority leader, he understands the need for the party to separate from the unpopular president on some issues, and this is one of them.


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