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Lott Apolgizes Anew-In Talks to Deliver Hour Long Address to Black Entertainment TV Next Week
CNN.com ^ | December 13, 2002 | Wire Report

Posted on 12/13/2002 3:59:31 PM PST by ewing

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:01:46 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Lott, 61 announced [during the speech] that he was in talks with Black Entertainment Television to deliever and hour long speech next week to talk about 'his hopes and dreams for people' regardless of their race.

Lott, who was greeted with hearty cheers from supporters at the start of the news conference, vowed not to step down from his leadership post, rejecting the suggestion by some that he is bigoted against minorities.


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You just cannot make this stuff up..apology #5 on the way!
1 posted on 12/13/2002 3:59:32 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
Actually, this could work out well. Normally, the media won't let Republicans speak to people. If Lott speaks to a black audience, it could be pretty good--assuming he gets some help writing his speech and some good prep on answering questions.
2 posted on 12/13/2002 4:02:16 PM PST by Cicero
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To: Cicero
Number of blacks he'll win over: 0!!!
3 posted on 12/13/2002 4:03:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cicero
Oh man this could be rough, I hope Rove is writing this speech..
4 posted on 12/13/2002 4:04:25 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
I think he did himself alot of good today. I do NOT think he should resign. To Hell with the Democrats and their sanctimonious, double standard, politics of personal destruction. And I'm annoyed at the GOPers who jumped on the bandwagon.
5 posted on 12/13/2002 4:05:20 PM PST by veronica
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To: ewing
Here's Trent! This guy buckles like a belt.
6 posted on 12/13/2002 4:05:50 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: veronica
Does he really need to keep dragging this out?

And does Rove and the RNC think that more stuff will come out this weekend so they can respond to it on BET?

7 posted on 12/13/2002 4:06:40 PM PST by ewing
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To: section9
YOU CALLED IT !!!!!
8 posted on 12/13/2002 4:07:24 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Its the 'Trent Lott Apology World Tour 2002-2003' headed to a venue near you!
9 posted on 12/13/2002 4:07:50 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
Holy crap, the keywords are funnier than the article, which ain't bad!!
10 posted on 12/13/2002 4:08:14 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: ewing
What the h!ll does Lott expect to gain by this? He's got nothing to gain, and the GOP has everything to lose by this. It's time for Bush to go to Lott and demand that either his brains or his signature goes on his resignation as Majority Leader.
11 posted on 12/13/2002 4:08:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: cmsgop; section9
Will Al Sharpton be introducing the program?
12 posted on 12/13/2002 4:08:46 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
Lott is out to top Clinton's record as The Great Apologizer. By next week he'll be knocking on individual doors and tendering personal apologies to each black person in the U.S.
13 posted on 12/13/2002 4:09:12 PM PST by John Jorsett
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To: dfwgator
The Wall Street Journal was correct to call for Lott to step down today.

It's time to end this dog and pony show.

14 posted on 12/13/2002 4:09:43 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
My calculations tell me he'll get to the Game Show Network just in time for the '04 elections.
16 posted on 12/13/2002 4:10:16 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: John Jorsett
LOL!
17 posted on 12/13/2002 4:10:26 PM PST by ewing
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Thanks..
18 posted on 12/13/2002 4:10:57 PM PST by ewing
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To: Senator Pardek; Registered
Ol Registered better start workinge paradies now, it will be a busy week!
19 posted on 12/13/2002 4:11:53 PM PST by ewing
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To: Darklon
You have to admit that this is a little over the top..
20 posted on 12/13/2002 4:12:59 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
LOL!!!!
21 posted on 12/13/2002 4:15:01 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: ewing
It is going to be so silly. Soon Lott will give exclusives to Jet magazine, and then go on Oprah and cry.

This would have been over by Tuesday if Lott said segregation was wrong, racism is wrong. My statements implied it, it was distasteful, I apologize. The end.

Instead he sent his PR flack out first with an outraged response. Then sent a I am sorry if you are offended you jackass response. Then 2 radio interviews, now this. It is almost like a soap opera. I am being entertained, but saddened that Lott is such an idiot. Forget a white sheet, he should be wearing a dunce cap on his head.

22 posted on 12/13/2002 4:15:13 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: ewing
Chief persecutor: Jesse "sheenytown" Jackson.
24 posted on 12/13/2002 4:17:30 PM PST by RWCon
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To: dfwgator
Number of blacks he'll win over: 0!!!

He'll get twice as many tomorrow!! :-)

25 posted on 12/13/2002 4:17:36 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: ewing
Next thing you know, Trent will do a duet with Stevie Wonder on "Ebony and Ivory" and release the CD in time for Martin Luther King Day.
26 posted on 12/13/2002 4:17:56 PM PST by Argus
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To: ewing
Guilty of being white?
27 posted on 12/13/2002 4:18:21 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: veronica
Isn't it nice how the Republicans ALWAYS eat their own when there's ever any whiff of a potential problem. We ditch our relationships, apparently, to prevent any of it from rubbing off on the rest of us.

Conversely, the Democrats always rally around their members whenever there's a scandal.

That's one reason we're always accused of being ineffective.

28 posted on 12/13/2002 4:18:58 PM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: ewing
Does he really need to keep dragging this out?

He's not the one dragging this out. A-holes in Congress and the media keep badgering him about it. if the first heart-felt apology wasn't good enough for them, he should tell them to all go ef themselves. Maybe he should tell them that if Clinton didn't have to resign for misconduct in the Oval Office, then he sure as heck wouldn't resign his post for having his words misinterpreted.

I've not heard what "all these problems" means, but a go slow approach to segregation/integration might have prevented "all these problems" we have with the welfare state. Maybe if the races were kept separate for a little while longer, the black middle class might have had a chance to flourish and families could have passed the work ethic and a respect for education on to the next generation. Instead we have problems with people who don't want to work and expect the government to provide their every need. That's what I think "all these problems" means.

29 posted on 12/13/2002 4:19:06 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: John Jorsett
So then the only difference between us and them is our philosphy of economics and abortion.

We both protect scumbags as long as they are "our" scumbags.

OK day for being a republican but a sad day for consevatives.

30 posted on 12/13/2002 4:19:34 PM PST by Kay Soze
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To: Real Cynic No More
As a follow-up, one of the best Congressmen we've had in generations was forced out when we wouldn't stand behind him. The House still hasn't recovered from forcing out Newt Gingrich.
31 posted on 12/13/2002 4:20:52 PM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: veronica
Be annoyed all you want. His comments were reprehensible. He should resign as Majority Leader. Integrity is more important than what the Left thinks.
32 posted on 12/13/2002 4:21:43 PM PST by Endeavor
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To: John Jorsett
By next week he'll be knocking on individual doors and tendering personal apologies to each black person in the U.S.

That's why I'm taking off next week and staying home.

33 posted on 12/13/2002 4:23:08 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Kay Soze
I have a dream... Hollings Byrd Clinton Kennedy Lott Helms out of the senate. I am sick of the a-holes on both sides. Racists the whole lot of them. I would dump them all out on an island survivor style along with Bob Dornan Maxine Waters and some other obnoxious congress critters, and each week, they vote on which one will get drowned. The final survivor has to beat the other to death to win... then we lie to that person and drown them too.

But that is just me.

34 posted on 12/13/2002 4:23:17 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: ewing
"The Trent Lott Apology World Tour 2002-2003' headed to a venue near you!"

The bad news is, that tour will last for at least two more years. Lot's pennance will be to lead the Republicans to vote for every morsel of pork the Black Caucus wants or that the Dims threaten him with. Having him there opens the Senate Republicans up to blackmail, just to save his stupid rear end. He isn't worth saving. This is a wonderful time to get rid of him.

35 posted on 12/13/2002 4:23:56 PM PST by holyscroller
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To: Kay Soze
Actually, I think Lott should resign. Not because of this nonsense, but because he makes a lousy Majority Leader. He's far too accomodating to the Democrats. I want somebody who'll tell the Bob Byrds and the Ted Kennedys to go soak their heads.
36 posted on 12/13/2002 4:24:05 PM PST by John Jorsett
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To: Senator Pardek
He could sit next to Nipsey Russell on Match Game
37 posted on 12/13/2002 4:25:23 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Darklon
Forgive him fine...does not excuse his behavior though. There are consequences for everything. The man should not lead...let him retain his seat...but not lead.

He said what he meant...it came from his heart...it was not the first time the man has gotten into trouble over stuff like this.

Those who continue to support him do the party no good...but lots of harm.

38 posted on 12/13/2002 4:25:39 PM PST by Lucas1
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To: ewing
This was the worst week for the President since before 9-11.

The commonality I see in the Lott, Law, Mitchell and Kissinger fiascos is the notion that high office is one's private property. I think this reflects the negative change in the culture toward the philosophy: what's mine is mine; screw my responsibility to anybody else. Our founding fathers regarded high office as a privilege. One made their living doing something else.

Two factors are likely to determine whether Bush has a second term: the economy and Iraq. I attribute the weak economy to the lingering effect of 9-11. To get the economy growing fast enough to create jobs, Congress is going to have pass a series of supply side measures. The Speaker and Senate Majority Leader are the President's point men in this effort. If he stays, Lott's going to have substantial visibility.

Lott's self-immolation has already energized Democrats and blacks. Democrats have an overwhelming advantage in registration. All they have to do to win the Presidential election is to register, show up and vote for their party.

It's depressing Lott lacked the respect for the President and the party to resign. I hope he reconsiders before he does further damage.







39 posted on 12/13/2002 4:25:54 PM PST by Man of the Right
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To: veronica
The very reason you are angry at fellow GOP'ers is the reason we have been and always will be morally superior to the gimmies. If something is wrong we say it regardless of party. NOT SO with the gimmies. They are the party that accepted the rape of Juanita Brodderick as a "PRIVATE MATTER" for one of their own, BUT goes APOPLECTIC about statement made by a conservative that requires a racial "INFERENCE" of a 54 year old matter made in a party like, jovial setting just to PRAISE a 100 year old retiring Senator.
40 posted on 12/13/2002 4:26:59 PM PST by PISANO
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To: veronica
[I think he did himself alot of good today. I do NOT think he should resign. To Hell with the Democrats and their sanctimonious, double standard, politics of personal destruction. And I'm annoyed at the GOPers who jumped on the bandwagon.]

Absolutely!!. We have some serious problems in this country - very serious. We are targets of terrorists, we have open borders, we have people out of jobs, we have CHina making rumbling noises, we are supposedly headed for war with Iraq, N. Korea has about to erupt and we are giving air time to this? No wonder---

41 posted on 12/13/2002 4:27:10 PM PST by nanny
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To: doug from upland
So, who will be composing Chester's new rap song for his debut on BET?
42 posted on 12/13/2002 4:27:20 PM PST by Unknown Freeper
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To: Darklon
Lott has asked for forgiveness.....I will forgive him.

Were YOU offended by his remarks? Did his remarks HURT YOU? Did you feel a need for him to apologize to YOU and to ask YOU for forgiveness?

Or were his remarks just incredibly stupid? And isn't that what this is about? Its not about forgiveness, its about being qualified for the job. I can understand if Lott is as dumb as a rock. What I can't understand is this pathetic cry by his supporters for him to lead us into the new century. He's not a leader. He's a buffoon.

43 posted on 12/13/2002 4:27:46 PM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: rabidralph
That's why I'm taking off next week and staying home.

As long as he's coming to the door, tell him you'll accept his apology if he kicks in a few bucks to prove his sincerity. Since he's groveling, you might as well hit him up for some cash :-).

44 posted on 12/13/2002 4:27:50 PM PST by John Jorsett
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To: Endeavor
Integrity means nothing wae are no diff than the dims now.
45 posted on 12/13/2002 4:28:10 PM PST by Kay Soze
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To: dfwgator
Number of blacks he'll win over: 0!!!

He doesn't have to win over racist blacks. He has to win over reasonable people of all colors who are on the fence. And he's on the way to doing that.

46 posted on 12/13/2002 4:28:15 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: John Jorsett
I have added John McCain and Arlen "Scottish law Magic Bullet" Specter to my list. Why do we have such retarded leaders? I think out of 100 senators, I might respect a dozen of them. Out with Patty "Just a Mom" Murray too. Barbara "the fighter" Boxer can go pound sand. Lott is an idiot. No wonder other senators like Aqua Net cheerleader boy. He is their role model. I would rather have just Zell Miller and say Bill Frist be the only 2 senators... let them work out issues. The other 98 can go home. Both parties are equally represented.
47 posted on 12/13/2002 4:28:24 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: Endeavor
Baloney. I agree with Mark Levin, who was on Hannity's show today. This is all about a Borking. It's a power play by the Democrats.
48 posted on 12/13/2002 4:28:31 PM PST by veronica
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To: veronica
I do NOT think he should resign. To Hell with the Democrats and their sanctimonious, double standard, politics of personal destruction. And I'm annoyed at the GOPers who jumped on the bandwagon.

You're absolutely right. This whole dust up is totally ludicrous. I'm no Trent Lott fan, but this is one molehill that should have been squashed immediately.

The Dems have so little to offer that gets them TV time, they pounced on this like white on rice. It should have been stonewalled from the get go and it would have been yesterday's news in a heartbeat.

49 posted on 12/13/2002 4:29:49 PM PST by varina davis
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To: dfwgator
It's time for Bush to go to Lott and demand that either his brains or his signature goes on his resignation as Majority Leader.

Bush won't do that. He sees that Lott will weather the worst the race pimps can throw at the GOP.

50 posted on 12/13/2002 4:30:18 PM PST by sinkspur
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