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Sen. Lott Weighing Re-Election Campaign
AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/17/05 | AP via Yahoo

Posted on 12/17/2005 3:32:19 PM PST by peyton randolph

GULFPORT, Miss. - U.S. Sen. Trent Lott (news, bio, voting record) says personal losses he suffered because of Hurricane Katrina will weigh on his decision whether to run for re-election in 2006.

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Another consideration, he said, is that he is "so disappointed with the (Bush) administration's response to this disaster that I'm almost embarrassed."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 109th; 2006; katrina; katrinafailures; leavealready; lott; majorityleader; paybackisabitch; pleaseretire; rino; weasel
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Goodbye...good riddance...don't let the door hit you on the way out.
1 posted on 12/17/2005 3:32:20 PM PST by peyton randolph
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To: peyton randolph

No kidding. And I don't think there's be a safer open seat in the whole country. Southern states don't elect Democrat senators to open seats as long as George W. Bush is President.


2 posted on 12/17/2005 3:34:45 PM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: peyton randolph
the (Bush) administration's response to this disaster that I'm almost embarrassed."
Trent--nobody wants you. You haven't been missed.
3 posted on 12/17/2005 3:35:15 PM PST by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: peyton randolph

How could a man who has done everything in the world to embarass himself an the GOP, ever think that Bush is an embarassment?


4 posted on 12/17/2005 3:35:21 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: peyton randolph
"Another consideration, he said, is that he is "so disappointed with the (Bush) administration's response to this disaster that I'm almost embarrassed."

That's because he didn't get a free house from them! To me, he has been always a weak-kneed leader in the Senate!

5 posted on 12/17/2005 3:35:57 PM PST by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (Treason Court for Kerry!)
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To: peyton randolph

Well, Trent, you ain't the only one embarrassed. It's too bad that my tag line happens to apply to you.


6 posted on 12/17/2005 3:36:20 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

byby Trent and could you take Hagel with you? Please?


7 posted on 12/17/2005 3:37:28 PM PST by bybybill (GOD help us if the Rats win)
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To: peyton randolph

I think Lott expected President Bush to persoanlly reimburse his losses. The man is a disgrace. If he decides to run again, I hope Mississippi runs someone against him in the primary and makes sure they are good, sound republicans.


8 posted on 12/17/2005 3:38:22 PM PST by McGavin999 (If Intelligence Agencies can't find leakers, how can we expect them to find terrorists?)
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To: All

Trent is a lifer. He is never going to leave, he is just trying a new fundraising tactic.


9 posted on 12/17/2005 3:38:40 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: HostileTerritory

"No kidding. And I don't think there's be a safer open seat in the whole country. Southern states don't elect Democrat senators to open seats as long as George W. Bush is President."

I hope you are right about that.


10 posted on 12/17/2005 3:44:27 PM PST by penelopesire
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To: Clara Lou

I should say, "Your leadership hasn't been missed." Frist isn't any better, but, then, he isn't any worse.


11 posted on 12/17/2005 3:45:35 PM PST by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: peyton randolph

buh, bye. Next


12 posted on 12/17/2005 3:49:54 PM PST by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: Past Your Eyes

your Tag Line Sez it all..but I will submit that old Trent has done well for an old boy that otherwise would've been selling twice-removed used cars. Prob'ly at some Delta crossroad that even Robert Johnson run past...
I do admire his sense of frugality though as evidensed by his choice of "rugs" and polyester clothing.
All said and done; Ole Miss won't miss'em.......


13 posted on 12/17/2005 3:57:57 PM PST by Gunny P (Gunny P)
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To: peyton randolph

Goodbye. Get lost. Farewell. Adios. Ta ta. Later dude. Buh bye. Hasta lavista. Aloha. Au revoir. Auf Wiedersehen. Arrivederci. Adeus. Vaarwel.


14 posted on 12/17/2005 4:00:46 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: pepperhead
Trent is a lifer. He is never going to leave, he is just trying a new fundraising tactic.

Until there is a market for bad hair pieces, Trent will have to earn a living on the public teat.

15 posted on 12/17/2005 4:05:57 PM PST by Random Access (ol)
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To: pepperhead

Lott will stick around although his time in the sun has come and gone. He will probably end up the GOPs Bobby Byrd.


16 posted on 12/17/2005 4:06:26 PM PST by gaspar
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To: Clara Lou

And to think I helped cover for this guy during the Thurmond debacle.


17 posted on 12/17/2005 4:06:48 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: HostileTerritory

"No kidding. And I don't think there's be a safer open seat in the whole country. Southern states don't elect Democrat senators to open seats as long as George W. Bush is President."

How familiar are you with Mississippi politics?

Mississippi is 41% black, and if Trent Lott does decide not to run, the likely Democratic candidate would be Gene Taylor.

Gene Taylor, like Trent Lott, lost his home to Katrina (Taylor lived in what was formerly known as Bay St. Louis)

Taylor also voted Aye on all 4 articles of impeachment against Clinton, and in 2004, when Bush won his district with 70% of the vote, he won with 75%. Taylor has a consistent record as a maverick within the House and as a strong social conservative all around. Taylor would be a very tough candidate to beat because he would come in with the same geographic base as Trent Lott did, and it's a base that is very loyal to it's politicians. (For those really up on Southern history, South Mississippi was also Bilbo's base)

In fact, the only Republican I know of who would be competitive in South Mississippi against Taylor would in fact be Trent Lott. Winning those coastal counties is critical to running a successful Republican campaign in Mississippi.

The fact is, if Trent Lott decides not to run, the chances are very good that his seat could fall into Democratic hands, especially if Taylor was the Democratic nominee.


18 posted on 12/17/2005 4:12:43 PM PST by AzaleaCity5691 (The enemy lies in the heart of Gadsden)
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To: peyton randolph

Lott's been bringing the bacon home to Mississippi for a long time. I'm sure he expected Katrina aid to be just another opportunity to use the taxpayers' $$ to make himself the hometown hero. Wonder if Haley Barbour would consider the Senate?


19 posted on 12/17/2005 4:17:45 PM PST by DesertDreamer ("I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: HostileTerritory

Don't be so confident. I'm from Arkansas and we were stupid enough to put Mark Pryor in there. Now we'll probably never get rid of him...we keep electing Blanch Lincoln. Aggravated with them both after the patriot act thing.


20 posted on 12/17/2005 4:27:23 PM PST by ark_girl
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

I don't think it is entirely about the response to Katrina. I think this has to do with his resentment at having to surrender his spot as Majority Leader after the Strom Thurmond birthday party fiasco.


21 posted on 12/17/2005 4:28:19 PM PST by stratman1969 (CLINTON LIED - 3,000+ DIED)
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To: peyton randolph

My advice to Lott: Don't bother.


22 posted on 12/17/2005 4:30:14 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Republican Wildcat

.to which I can only add Sayonara.


23 posted on 12/17/2005 4:31:23 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: peyton randolph; Itzlzha

Agreed...Lott is another "Brokeback Republican."


24 posted on 12/17/2005 4:37:28 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: AzaleaCity5691; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued

Taylor is a VERY erratic individual. He won't be winning anything statewide. Chip Pickering will be the next Senator.


25 posted on 12/17/2005 4:38:00 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: peyton randolph

We'll really miss you. Please close the door on your way out.


26 posted on 12/17/2005 4:39:21 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: peyton randolph
Don't let the door hit you in the ass. Lott leads the charts on being on both sides of every issue and totally spineless.
27 posted on 12/17/2005 4:41:54 PM PST by Recon Dad (Force Recon Dad (and proud of it))
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To: peyton randolph
Let him go join a barber shop quarter and sing about the good old days.
28 posted on 12/17/2005 4:42:28 PM PST by pointsal
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To: HostileTerritory
Gene Taylor could probably win, although I doubt he's going to run, so it's not really worth debating.
29 posted on 12/17/2005 4:43:47 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: peyton randolph
Dear Mr. Lott. GOODBYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE

Sorry about your house tho, I'm sure that hurts.

30 posted on 12/17/2005 4:44:21 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Suppose it was Taylor and Pickering in a statewide race (it could be next year, though something tells me Lott won't retire, cause he's about got invincibility and he has old scores to settle)

But back to Taylor v. Pickering, explain to me, if all things are equal, how would Pickering make up for the huge defections in the coastal counties that Taylor's running would cause

Because in Mississippi, if you're a Democrat, you have to get enough votes in the Delta and North Mississippi to cancel out eastern and coastal/southern Mississippi.


Taylor running screws up that dichotomy, so how exactly would Pickering make it up, regionally speaking?


31 posted on 12/17/2005 4:46:41 PM PST by AzaleaCity5691 (The enemy lies in the heart of Gadsden)
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To: peyton randolph

Ditto


32 posted on 12/17/2005 4:47:17 PM PST by Turborules (Liberal Ideas today as always are a Oxymoron)
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To: Gordongekko909; WKB

you and me and a handful of others...i never liked the PC attack on him

and he is angry over W and Rove's part in it

so he got them back over the Harriet affair

he shoulda let it ride now

he's hardly poor and his brother in law is a near billionaire


33 posted on 12/17/2005 4:49:02 PM PST by wardaddy (They took most of my Dixie heritage......they'll have to take Christmas from my cold dead hands)
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To: InterceptPoint
Hey Trent...here, hold this!


35 posted on 12/17/2005 4:50:03 PM PST by ErnBatavia (I post in slang..live with it or ignore it - reader's choice.)
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To: peyton randolph

I've had no use for this plastic @sshole since he tied the hands of the House lawyers during the Klintoon impeachment. Get bent Trent!


36 posted on 12/17/2005 4:51:01 PM PST by EricT. (My pastor mentioned Samuel Taylor Coleridge and I thought of Iron Maiden.)
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To: peyton randolph

Gee, losing Trent Lott is like losing part of myself....like maybe a migraine headache or an infected tooth!


37 posted on 12/17/2005 4:52:30 PM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Baynative
Coburn, Kyl, Inhofe...

There are a few others, but for the most part you're right.

38 posted on 12/17/2005 4:53:49 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: peyton randolph
he is "so disappointed with the (Bush) administration's response to this disaster that I'm almost embarrassed."

I'm so disappointed in Lott's "service" that I AM embarrassed by it.

If you want my pre-campaign input, Senator, let someone else take a turn at being a public servant.

39 posted on 12/17/2005 4:57:31 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: ErnBatavia

ROFLMAO!

Has anybody got that pic of Trent with the feather in his cowboy hat? I can't stand that guy.

;o)


40 posted on 12/17/2005 5:01:16 PM PST by Liberty Valance ("Can't hide Freedom's song." ~ Starwise)
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To: Baynative
Yeah, Cornyn is a keeper.

In spite of that awful immigration bill he drafted he's still pretty good on 90% of the issues important to me.

Jim Talent, from what I've seen so far, is also halfway decent, especially in comparison to his colleagues.

42 posted on 12/17/2005 5:08:54 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: AzaleaCity5691; AuH2ORepublican

Taylor's schtick may work for him in his bailiwick, although he is clearly not particularly representative of anyone other than himself. It remains a puzzlement why in such an incredibly Republican district that he represents that the GOP has not put up a credible candidate since Larkin Smith in 1988 (the last to defeat Taylor, and would've still been the Congressman today had he not died in that terrible plane crash). He has a very erratic personality, manages to rub everyone the wrong way, says strange things (he called himself a Socialist), and votes just as exactly as that strange personality... all over the map.

You make the presumption he will automatically carry his coastal district in a Senate contest, and that is a rather big jump to make given the dynamics of that Republican district. Publicly broadcasting his record around the state and his own personal comments would likely be enough to sink him (the kicker being he'd be helping the likes of Barbara Boxer, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, et al, towards committee chairmanships - and those people are TOXIC in Mississippi - while DEPRIVING Thad Cochran of HIS ability to help the state, picture South Dakota's situation in 2002).

You also make the presumption he'd even WIN the Democrat primary without a problem. I have my doubts he could even do that, the Democrats would not be too happy to have someone that erratic in the Senate. Given that Black voters would have a HUGE impact in who gets the nomination, I'd have to think unless he started moving leftward dramatically, they're not going to vote for someone whom they might regard as a crypto-Republican.

More likely you'd see someone like Michael Moore, the ex-Attorney-General, getting the nod over Taylor. He's far more in line with the parasitic 'Rats at the federal level. In any event, I still stand on what I said, Chip Pickering would still probably win. He's young, he's attractive, he's telegenic, and he is very much in line with Mississippi's values.


43 posted on 12/17/2005 5:27:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Trent is one of the most useless Senators in the party.


44 posted on 12/17/2005 5:34:13 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: wardaddy; mpackard; titleist975; LibLieSlayer; Soulfull; wxdawg; A Mississippian; Cedar; ...

Another Mississippi Trent Lott ping


45 posted on 12/17/2005 5:42:39 PM PST by WKB (If you can't dazzle them with brilliance.. then Baffle them with BS)
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To: peyton randolph
Trent, lead, follow or get out of the way. You've already shown what you're abilities are in the Clinton non-removal.

Just get out of the way.

46 posted on 12/17/2005 5:55:16 PM PST by stboz
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To: I got the rope
Agreed...Lott is another "Brokeback Republican."

Bottom row, 2nd from right is Trent.

47 posted on 12/17/2005 5:56:30 PM PST by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: Liberty Valance; I got the rope
Has anybody got that pic of Trent with the feather in his cowboy hat? I can't stand that guy

Hmm...I found the pic of Chief "Squats-When-Peeing"...

Definitely another "Brokeback Republican" moment


48 posted on 12/17/2005 6:00:53 PM PST by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: Itzlzha

You're ruthless! ROTFLMAO!


49 posted on 12/17/2005 6:02:22 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: I got the rope
You're ruthless! ROTFLMAO!

I WAS going to make a comment on where Chief "Squats-When-Peeing"'s hand might have been...and Secret Service might either tackle Trent to keep him from engaging GWB in a biowarfare experiment...or else one of GW's aides might have the "Hand Sanitizer" on stand-by...

THAT is ruthless!

50 posted on 12/17/2005 6:05:46 PM PST by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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