To keep my integrity, I must say when it is good to see one of our own go. Actually, I use “one of our own” guardedly for Trent Lott, who was a life long Democrat until he changed parties in the early 1970s, was never really one of our own. He changed parties not because he was a real Republican, but because he thought it might afford him a win to office. In that he was right… and that was the last time there was much “right” about him.

Ever since he entered Congress he acted like a center left Democrat. His tenure as Senate Majority leader in the early part of the 200’s was a disaster for the Republican agenda as he constantly allowed the Dems to win issue after issue while he stymied the GOP agenda.

It should be noted, he is also a supporter of the wretched and misnamed “Fairness Doctrine.”

Fox News is reporting this one:

Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, will announce his resignation effective this year, FOX News has learned.

Lott, 66, was re-elected in 2006 amid speculation that he would retire. Instead, against his wife Tricia’s wishes, he ran again, regaining a Senate leadership position after being forced from the top Republican seat in 2002, following remarks he made that were seen as racially insensitive.

He won’t be missed as far as any conservative feels!

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