Two Words for You: Buh and Bye

Adios, Trent:

No reason for Lott’s resignation was given, but according to a congressional official, there is nothing amiss with Lott’s health. The senator has “other opportunities” he plans to pursue, the official said, without elaborating. Lott was re-elected to a fourth Senate term in 2006.

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, who helped broker a bipartisan immigration bill that went down to defeat this year despite President Bush’s support for it, will run to replace Lott as the Republicans’ vote-counting whip, said spokesman Ryan Patmintra.

Lott’s colleagues elected him as the Senate’s Republican whip last year, a redemption for the Mississippian after his ouster five years ago as the party’s Senate leader over remarks he made at retiring Sen. Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday party. Lott had saluted the South Carolina senator with comments later interpreted as support for southern segregationist policies.

Let’s not forget that this guy belongs to that celebrated class of dillweeds who long for the days when they didn’t actually have to achieve anything in order to lord themselves over others.

I hope his porch is okay.



9 thoughts on “Two Words for You: Buh and Bye

  1. Dillweed? Why not at all!
    He’s obvious a big-hearted family man who’s retiring to spend more time with hislobbying, er… wife and children.

  2. TP has speculation that by resigning now he can go straight into lobbying while if he waited, some stinkin’ law may go into effect which would prohibit him from doing so for 2 years.

  3. Two Words for You: Buh and Bye
    Excellent, Athenae. And “dillweed”? Meaning, please.

  4. Dillweed?!Dillweed?! Come on Athenae, dillweed isgood; it’s what you use to flavour dill pickles (mmm, dill pickles). Don’t slander the dillweed.
    I can think of a lot of adjectives for Trent Lott, not all of which can be said on television, but “dillweed” is not among them.

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