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Lott "I don't have to work with them (GOP) anymore, they threw me overboard!" (202) 224-6253
Tony Snow show

Posted on 05/10/2005 9:13:36 AM PDT by watsonfellow

Tony Snow just finished an interview with Trent Lott. Senator Lott wanted to respond to an article in Roll Call to the effect that he had crafted a deal to dump certain judges to guarantee others an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor. According to an account (I didn't hear the interview), Lott called the report "exaggerated," adding that he has worked with Ben Nelson "from time to time" on a deal, but that the proposed deal "isn't much of a deal at all." Lott also stated that he won't accept criticism from Republicans for working with Democratic senators because "they're the same ones who threw me overboard. I'm free. I don't have to work with them anymore." Lott called the Senate a "dysfunctional institution." Lott may consider himself part of the solution to this problem, but in the context of the confirmation battles that remains to be seen.


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KEYWORDS: 109th; 2006; 2006elections; 2006paybacktime; 2006senaterace; filibuster; judges; lott; lottendedimpeachment; lottisanidiot; talkradio; throwthebumsout; tonysnow; trentlott; ussenate
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To: longtermmemmory
Lott is the one who CREATED the disfunction when as majority leader he refused to lead.

Exactly. The reason we are living this hell on earth today is because of one person, trying to be chummy: Trent Lott.

Power sharing!!!! Don't ever forget!

51 posted on 05/10/2005 9:35:41 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: ken5050

"Look at your keyboard..(g).all the letters are in the same general area...I'm eating a sandwich with one hand..typing with two fingers, on the same hand, with the other..."

I understand. I am probably the only guy on FR who once tried to type an A with his nose because I was trying to hold a BLT together.


52 posted on 05/10/2005 9:35:52 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: Mo1
Glad to see I'm not alone.
53 posted on 05/10/2005 9:36:15 AM PDT by steveegg (Bring back Hoosier, Firestone; SOMEBODY to get Badyear off their duffs and make a good tire.)
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To: watsonfellow

He's right about being thrown overboard. All he did was try to make an old man feel good on his birthday, and We Republicans chunked him for it. Having said that though, he needs to get over it cause the demokkkrats are the enemy, and if he dont get in line, he can be thrown overboard without a lifejacket when his election day comes.


54 posted on 05/10/2005 9:36:49 AM PDT by weezel
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To: jneesy

I just can't agree. The Republicans did not help him because he was an ineffective leader. While that was not the issue that got him tossed from leadership, I don't think that they would have let an effective leader go without a fight. Plus Lott didn't help himself in that controversy either IIRC.


55 posted on 05/10/2005 9:37:10 AM PDT by twigs
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To: watsonfellow

He's a traitor. An honest traitor, but a traitor nonetheless.

I hope that my colleagues in the great state of Mississippi are preparing the tar and feathers as we speak.

Oh, and while they're at it, would they please rip off that bloody annoying toupee of his?

Regards, Ivan


56 posted on 05/10/2005 9:37:18 AM PDT by MadIvan (One blog to bring them all...and in the Darkness bind them: http://www.theringwraith.com/)
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To: rdb3

LOTT is the SOB imo. Pickering is an honorable man and judge.


57 posted on 05/10/2005 9:37:42 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: bmwcyle
He just does not know how lucky he is to still be in Congress.

Agreed. I hope his constituents are taking note.

58 posted on 05/10/2005 9:38:00 AM PDT by twigs
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
Well, I guess he doesn't care that much about the current BRAC and those military installations in Mississippi after all.

Maybe this is his way of getting HIS way on the BRAC. He now has made himself a bargaining chip.
59 posted on 05/10/2005 9:38:18 AM PDT by Republican Red (DU: ''Reality sucks. That's the problem. We want another reality.'')
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To: jneesy
"as bad as i dont want to admit it //hes got a point // the pubbies did nothing to help him in his time of need"

But is nailing all of us the right thing to do?
60 posted on 05/10/2005 9:38:28 AM PDT by Preachin' (Keep the Kerry/Edwards tags on your cars so we can identify the root of your disease.)
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To: Bahbah

Agreed. His comment to Thurmond was apparently a "rerun" of a comment he made in 1980. At some kind of rally he introduced Thurmond, I believe, by saying "if he had been elected we wouldn't be in the mess we're in." A throwaway line, and I won't argue it wasn't somewhat insensitive regarding Thurmond's record, but we WERE in one hell of a mess at that time! Carter was president, the economy was in the crapper, the Soviets were expanding and the Iranian hostage crisis was round-the-clock news! Lott's problem was that, recycled 22 years later, the context looked so different.

that's one reason I'm not in public life. You have to answer for what you say, every second.


61 posted on 05/10/2005 9:39:05 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: watsonfellow

somebody needs to lets his donors know of his concern fro the country...


62 posted on 05/10/2005 9:39:24 AM PDT by mo
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To: MadIvan

CSPAN 2 is now replaying the interview this morning with Sen Ben Nelson about this issue.


63 posted on 05/10/2005 9:39:33 AM PDT by Rex Anderson
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To: Luddite Patent Counsel
Hell, Foster Brooks would be an improvement over this clown!

Actually, even this guy would be an improvement:


64 posted on 05/10/2005 9:39:57 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: watsonfellow
Lott also stated that he won't accept criticism from Republicans for working with Democratic senators because "they're the same ones who threw me overboard. I'm free. I don't have to work with them anymore."

What an idiot. Why does he think they threw him overboard? LOL He was totally worthless to the GOP way back then.

65 posted on 05/10/2005 9:40:37 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge ..)
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To: watsonfellow
"Lott called the Senate a "dysfunctional institution."

Well, that much he has correct.

66 posted on 05/10/2005 9:40:47 AM PDT by cookcounty ("We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts" ---Abe Lincoln, 1858.)
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To: Bahbah
Correct me here, but my recollection about the Lott incident was that his remarks were blown out of proportion.

Me, too -- and wasn't the blowing out of proportion done by Dems and their henchmen? The Dems he want to cozy up to? It would be rational for him to say "A pox on both their houses," but to throw the Republicans on the mercy of the Dems is incomprehensible to me.

67 posted on 05/10/2005 9:41:27 AM PDT by maryz
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To: watsonfellow

Should be named Trent Not. I have been calling him that for years.


68 posted on 05/10/2005 9:44:00 AM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: watsonfellow

We could throw 'em ALL overboard and not be mistaken in any case. I just happen to like Republican liars better than I like Democrat liars. I'd just like to have a new crop of liars with which to work.

Don't go looking for virtue among any of the vultures. Lott is no worse than he was before. He's just more honest now.


69 posted on 05/10/2005 9:44:22 AM PDT by January24th (untagged and untracked)
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To: rdb3

"He stepped in a huge pile of Rottweiler diarrhea"

An apt description....ROTF.


70 posted on 05/10/2005 9:45:11 AM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: watsonfellow

He DOES realize his constituents are Republicans right? If he doesn't want to listen to critisism, fine, kick his butt to the curb for fresher more conservative blood.


71 posted on 05/10/2005 9:45:37 AM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: cvq3842
That comment was an excuse to remove him, I believe Lott was doomed from the beginning the White House wanted him out and it was only a matter of time before he was gone, if he had not said what he said, at some point he would have done something else to get into trouble and the result would have been the same. I also believe many of the Republican's have been upset with mishandling of the impeachment process when he appeared to be more interested in his own self image then the impeachment process, which in the end endeared him to no one.
72 posted on 05/10/2005 9:45:47 AM PDT by THE MODERATE
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To: jneesy
the pubbies did nothing to help him in his time of need

Yep. Bush and the rest of the Republicans are jumping through hoops for Tom DeLay, who's now down to using "everybody else does it too" to justify his ethical quandry.

All Trent Lott did was try to make an old man feel better on his birthday, and Bush acted like Lott was wearing a sheet and a hood.

And Frist is not even as effective as Lott was in moving legislation through the Senate.

Trent's got a secure seat, so he can free-lance a little if he wants to.

73 posted on 05/10/2005 9:47:04 AM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: maryz
and wasn't the blowing out of proportion done by Dems and their henchmen?

Of course. I wonder if he truly believed that being such an easy guy for Daschle to work with was going to save him. It's a mistake Republicans have made often and I'm hoping they are catching on. Frist seems to not be falling for Dingy Harry's ploys so far.

74 posted on 05/10/2005 9:47:37 AM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: Carolinamom
Pickering is an honorable man and judge.

Yes, ma'am. He sure is.


75 posted on 05/10/2005 9:47:56 AM PDT by rdb3 (To the world, you're one person. To one person, you may be the world.)
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To: dirtboy

Trent "hors de combat" Cave-A-Lott


76 posted on 05/10/2005 9:48:27 AM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: THE MODERATE

Fair enough! I do not think he was a particularly effective leader, either.


77 posted on 05/10/2005 9:48:43 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: watsonfellow
Call Lott now and tell him we WILL throw him overboard in the next election.

Since you live in Singapore I doubt you'll do much of anything.

78 posted on 05/10/2005 9:50:01 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: ken5050

Senator Pickering - - -

Yes, it rolls off the tongue quite nicely.


79 posted on 05/10/2005 9:51:26 AM PDT by rwa265
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To: watsonfellow
If you recall right after the 2002 elections and before his idiotic comments, there was much talk of getting a new leader because his leadership was just AWFUL.

Hasn't improved any with Frist.

80 posted on 05/10/2005 9:51:42 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: watsonfellow

No one dumped Lott - he quit.


81 posted on 05/10/2005 9:52:57 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: iopscusa
Lott is just true to his party, Rhino

He's no worse then the other 99

82 posted on 05/10/2005 9:54:06 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: MEGoody
No one dumped Lott - he quit.

He had to. Bush undermined him, publicly, by letting it be known he wouldn't mind if Frist became Majority Leader.

83 posted on 05/10/2005 9:54:42 AM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: watsonfellow

Man, you just don't give up, do you? This is the 3rd or 4th "GOP IS GOING TO SELL US OUT!!!" article from you in the past 24 hours. None of them based on much, I might add.


84 posted on 05/10/2005 9:54:46 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
Where's Preston Brooks when we need him?

Willow Brook Cemetary, Edgefield, South Carolina

85 posted on 05/10/2005 9:55:33 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: ken5050
Foster Brooks is dead...

I know. So is Preston Brooks, since 1857. And your point is?

86 posted on 05/10/2005 9:55:35 AM PDT by Luddite Patent Counsel ("Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx)
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To: jneesy

I disagree. Lott was his own worst enemy then. Remember his love in with Tavis Smiley? He needs to be retired back down to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi so he can spend his days fishing for blue tipped crabs.


87 posted on 05/10/2005 9:57:36 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: watsonfellow

Big tent, you know..


88 posted on 05/10/2005 9:58:13 AM PDT by k2blader (If I have not yet replied to your kind FReepmail, my sincerest apologies.. {:-)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Yeah, but it would still be cool to see George Allen cane the crap out of Schumer, would't it? Of course, I'm speaking hypothetically here, in historical reference to Preston Brooks's famous caning of Charles Sumner, Senator of Massachusetts, in the U.S. Senate Chambers, and NOT advocating actual violence, which would be against FR rules.
89 posted on 05/10/2005 9:58:31 AM PDT by Luddite Patent Counsel ("Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx)
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To: watsonfellow

I left a message for him, although I don't think he'll like my, 'every action has a reaction'. The voters just might show him that he has a lot more freedom on his hands than he meant.


90 posted on 05/10/2005 9:59:07 AM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: watsonfellow
when are these politicians going to learn that truth to principles is what is needed; not action to stabalize political careers.

Seems that Lott never will.

91 posted on 05/10/2005 10:00:02 AM PDT by Triple (All forms of socialism deny individuals the right to the fruits of their labor)
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To: watsonfellow
As we say in Mississippi Trent Lott riped his pants when he gave the control of the senate to Tom Daschle.He gave Daschle a say in anything that the senate did WHAT A JOKE YOU ARE TRENT LOTT.
92 posted on 05/10/2005 10:00:15 AM PDT by solo gringo (Liberal democrats And Flori-duh judges are parasites)
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To: ken5050
"Foster Brooks is dead..."

So is Trent Lott, figuratively

93 posted on 05/10/2005 10:01:20 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: ken5050

They are his friends. He's been loyal to them and they to him.


94 posted on 05/10/2005 10:01:52 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: watsonfellow
If the Republicans abuse me

I'll let the Democrats use me.

95 posted on 05/10/2005 10:03:30 AM PDT by fish hawk (I am only one, but I am not the only one.)
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To: Bahbah
But the real problem with Lott was that he was always making deals with the dems, proving what a good guy he was, such a go along, get along kind of fellow. That's why I was not sorry to see him go.

Exactly......remember his disastrous "power sharing" deal
with Puff Daschle, following the 2000 election? GOP Senators
never seem to tire from getting rolled by their democrat "colleagues". :(

96 posted on 05/10/2005 10:05:10 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: watsonfellow
he said he won't take any criticism from the GOP since they threw him overboard!!!!

He sort of joined them in throwing himself overboard when he made that infamous BET appearance. Grabbed himself by the collar and leaped.

97 posted on 05/10/2005 10:06:55 AM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: woofer2425

I sure hope he has only a snowball's chanch. The choked at the senate impeachment trial; why should he be given a leadership position after he failed miserably as the leader already.


98 posted on 05/10/2005 10:07:17 AM PDT by ampat
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To: Luddite Patent Counsel

Bring back Dueling!


99 posted on 05/10/2005 10:07:56 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Lord Love a Duck MOLLY MAUK)
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To: watsonfellow

Call Lott now and tell him we WILL throw him overboard in the next election.

I think he's already been told that by the powers that be. His current term expires in '06, BTW.

100 posted on 05/10/2005 10:09:18 AM PDT by elli1
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