Thursday, November 16, 2006

Did I Hear Correctly? Trent Lott is the New Minority Whip?

Let me get this straight. The GOP just got "served" by the electorate for scandals, incompetence, and other "values" issues and what does it do? It revives the political career of racist, Trent Lott, who is infamous for saying at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday:

"I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."

Bejeezus! What kind of sense does it make to appoint Lott to the Minority Whip position? Is this how you restore the image of the GOP?

And, to add insult to injury, "moderate" McCain says:

Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, who was said to be an important supporter of Mr. Lott, added, “He paid a pretty high price for the statement he made."

So, according to GOP logic, if you believe that the denying African Americans their Civil Rights is a noble goal, then you will be exiled for a period of 4 years, at which time you are eligible to take the 2nd highest leadership position in the Senate? Damn, those guys sure know how to teach a uncivilized fellow a lesson, don't they?