Monday, November 26, 2007

How does Trent like being in the minority?

Apparently, not a Lott...

Minority Whip Trent Lott, (WATB-MS) is resigning, just a year after cruising to reelection in the 2006 mid-term election. His resignation is the greatest blow to a GOP that is hemorrhaging incumbents and experienced leadership, creating an atmosphere that the Republicans will remain in the minority in both the House and Senate for the foreseeable future.

Faced with the possibility that the voters, sick of the obstruction of the GOP, will send a fillibuster-proof Democratic majority to the Senate, Lott is packing it in. In that scenario, obstructionism would not work for the petulant party of perpetual war, borrow-and-spend fiscal irresponsibility, and fascistic domestic policies.

While many of the quitters on the GOP side of the aisle have held key committee and subcommittee posts, Lott is the first member of the leadership in either chamber to pack it in.