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GOP Senator: It's Time For Lott To Go
CBS News ^ | December 18, 2002 | Bob Fuss

Posted on 12/18/2002 6:47:22 PM PST by ewing

By the days end, at least 10 Senate Republicans contacted by CBS News have endorsed Lott's leadership, a small boost for the embattled Senator, but far short of the 26 he will need from the Senate GOP Caucus to keep his job reports CBS News Washington Correspondant Bob Fuss.

Those standing with Lott include:

Mike Dewine-Ohio

Orrin Hatch-Utah

Arlen Specter-Pennslyvania

Lott still believes a majority of the 51 Senate Republicans support him.

'I'm telling you this morning, I am hanging in there,' he told the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cbsnews; chester; comeupshort; foundwanting; gopcaucus; handgrenades; headcount; horeshoes; lott; nada; noconfidence; noperfect10; notevenclose; notgood; notgoodenough
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Like Napoleon conjuring imaginary French Generals..
1 posted on 12/18/2002 6:47:23 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
If Lott goes, so do I.
2 posted on 12/18/2002 6:48:30 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: mhking
ping
3 posted on 12/18/2002 6:48:47 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
Since when did Senate leadership become a popularity contest?
4 posted on 12/18/2002 6:49:42 PM PST by Commander8
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To: Fred Mertz
I suspect that there are some freepers who feel the same as you do.
5 posted on 12/18/2002 6:49:56 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
I don't know exactly how he'll vote, but here is what Senator-elect Lindsey Graham has to say on the subject:

http://greenvilleonline.com/news/2002/12/16/grahamonlott.htm
6 posted on 12/18/2002 6:50:24 PM PST by wimpycat
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To: ewing
Arlen Specter-Pennslyvania

After how Lott stood by Clinton during impeachment, Specter figures he owes Lott big time.

Besides, Lott is reported to also be a big fan of Scottish law.

7 posted on 12/18/2002 6:51:22 PM PST by 07055
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To: section9
ping
8 posted on 12/18/2002 6:51:26 PM PST by ewing
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To: Fred Mertz
Lott stayed, and I went.
9 posted on 12/18/2002 6:51:37 PM PST by MonroeDNA
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To: ewing
bump
10 posted on 12/18/2002 6:52:45 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: 07055
And the rumour is that Lott is taking names this time see who supports him now for possible retribution later if he squeaks out a win.
11 posted on 12/18/2002 6:52:46 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
at least 10 Senate Republicans contacted by CBS News have endorsed Lott's leadership,

"At least" is not quite "only."

Your headline is misleading. No surprise there, though.

12 posted on 12/18/2002 6:52:55 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: ewing
Reminds me of Robert Irsay standing outside the stadium telling the camera he had absolutely no intention of moving the Baltimore Colts to Indianapolis when a moving van went behind him ON CAMERA and they started loading his office onto it.
13 posted on 12/18/2002 6:53:07 PM PST by laconic
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To: Fred Mertz
*****If Lott goes, so do I.*****

Cool! More beer for us! LOL!

14 posted on 12/18/2002 6:53:24 PM PST by anncoulteriscool
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To: Fred Mertz
If Lott goes, so do I.

Where y'all going?
Where ever it is, I bet it's a place where everybody wears those little beanies with the propellers on top.

15 posted on 12/18/2002 6:53:49 PM PST by San Jacinto
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To: Fred Mertz
If Lott goes, so do I.

He isn't leaving the republican party, if that is what you mean.

There IS only one leader of the party in the senate--since Lott is the current holder of that title, what exactly would you be leaving?

16 posted on 12/18/2002 6:54:09 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: sinkspur
That is all that will go on the record, and is consistent with Russerts reporting on NBC that Lott is 'far short' of the number needed.

Chester is toast.

17 posted on 12/18/2002 6:54:24 PM PST by ewing
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To: Fred Mertz
Where will you go?
18 posted on 12/18/2002 6:54:31 PM PST by slimer
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To: laconic
You got to be kidding me, they actually showed the moving van?
19 posted on 12/18/2002 6:54:50 PM PST by Sonny M
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To: Commander8
Since the Leader changed his position overnight to back affirmnative action on BET.
20 posted on 12/18/2002 6:55:41 PM PST by ewing
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To: Fred Mertz
I know how you feel, because if Lott stays I will want to go. But I'm no quitter.
21 posted on 12/18/2002 6:56:43 PM PST by TBall
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To: Fred Mertz
Will you go if Chester gets a plum committee assignment and stays in the Senate?
22 posted on 12/18/2002 6:57:03 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
It is my understanding that the only way a new vote for ML can come up is with a unanimous vote - guess who says he won't vote for one? Yep, Trent Lett.

I'll say it again, if Lett had fought as hard for conservatives, as he's fighting to preserve his power, he wouldn't have to fight this hard.

23 posted on 12/18/2002 6:57:10 PM PST by Nephi
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To: ewing
That is all that will go on the record, and is consistent with Russerts reporting on NBC that Lott is 'far short' of the number needed.

FOXNEWS says Lott's got a "solid" 19.

Numbers are all over the place.

24 posted on 12/18/2002 6:57:12 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: ewing
Bob Fuss???
25 posted on 12/18/2002 6:58:30 PM PST by Libertina
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To: sinkspur
Was that number on Sean Hannity or Rush's show?

The both could be correct if FOX is counting 'leaners' toward Lott..

26 posted on 12/18/2002 6:59:09 PM PST by ewing
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To: wimpycat
Good words from Graham. Thanks.
27 posted on 12/18/2002 6:59:44 PM PST by what's up
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To: Nephi
I've heard the same thing, this unamious vote may be just on the final consent by voice and not the initial ballots.

Then again, Lott may vote for himself on the voice roll call and draw out the process.

28 posted on 12/18/2002 7:00:35 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
I have a feeling the Republicans will end up letting Lott stay as Majority leader, and also end up slitting their own throats as usual.
29 posted on 12/18/2002 7:01:29 PM PST by Husker24
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To: slimer
Where will you go?

Somewhere where the thought police don't dominate. I can't stand Lott very much, but I'll stand up for his right to speak freely. If the Pubbies (not the Dims) take him out of the picture, I'll walk. Probably south of the border somewhere.

30 posted on 12/18/2002 7:01:33 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: ewing
As of late afternoon I had heard that Lott has 19 senators lined up so far, he needs 7 more to cinch a win to retain leadership position.

Maybe Senator Lott could head oversight of the Disinformation Information Intelligence Agency that doesn;t exist, or does it?
31 posted on 12/18/2002 7:01:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: Nephi
Ain't that the truth!
32 posted on 12/18/2002 7:02:26 PM PST by old school
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To: Fred Mertz
I know how you feel. If Lott goes I'll still stay, but I don't know if I'll ever feel the same way about the Republican party.
33 posted on 12/18/2002 7:05:32 PM PST by SoCar
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To: NormsRevenge
I mean, look at the weak-links standing by Lott; Orrin Hatch, Arlen Specter! Please!
34 posted on 12/18/2002 7:05:42 PM PST by old school
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To: ewing
And you believe cbs the clinton broadcasting service ha.
35 posted on 12/18/2002 7:06:32 PM PST by solo gringo
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To: Fred Mertz
Jumpin' Jim Jeffords supports Lott and he's already left.
36 posted on 12/18/2002 7:08:41 PM PST by Mike Darancette
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To: NormsRevenge
If he gets another 7 they won't need to have the Caucus.
37 posted on 12/18/2002 7:09:48 PM PST by ewing
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To: Fred Mertz
A majority of Republican senators = thought police? Go ahead south, sounds like you would be happy under a dictatorship.
38 posted on 12/18/2002 7:10:27 PM PST by TBall
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To: TBall
Aren't you the guy who had a crush on Monica Lewinsky?
39 posted on 12/18/2002 7:11:38 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Fred Mertz
I don't remember that, but I do recall posting on the Madame Allbright's voluptuous breasts.
40 posted on 12/18/2002 7:13:22 PM PST by TBall
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To: Fred Mertz
Hey Fred, Had enough yet! HA, HA,

I agree with you.

Watch out the Free Republic PC police will eat you alive.

HA, Ha, Ha.

41 posted on 12/18/2002 7:14:14 PM PST by chachacha
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To: cyncooper
If weasel, traitorious, I'll sell my soul to the highest bidder Lott stays, I'm damn sure gone from the republican party!
42 posted on 12/18/2002 7:18:40 PM PST by mysonsfuture
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To: sinkspur
Fox does a very good job of number counting-Bush needs to intervene to oust Lott-NOW!
43 posted on 12/18/2002 7:20:45 PM PST by mysonsfuture
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To: Commander8
"Since when did Senate leadership become a popularity contest?"

Since when did Lott become a 'leader'?
44 posted on 12/18/2002 7:23:44 PM PST by lawdude
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To: ewing
Here is the proper solution. Chester moves to that High Back Bench (next to Robert 'KKK' Byrd) and serves on as 'Grand Man' of the Senate -- Bobbie Byrdie being the 'Grand Dragon' therein.

Trent does the right thing and life goes on ... plus we have a true conservative SMJ, to boot with the Demos recoiling to their usual serpentine posture.

45 posted on 12/18/2002 7:26:13 PM PST by dodger
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To: dodger
As far as I am concerned, Nickels playing in an all male gold club streghtens my vote for him!
46 posted on 12/18/2002 7:28:51 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
I like Don. As for 'playing gold clubs', I immediately think of the Wellesley varsity golf team which that is even more 'sexist' than Augusta (and where is Howell Raines' 'high dudgeon' on that matter of high moral ethos ?).
47 posted on 12/18/2002 7:37:53 PM PST by dodger
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To: ewing
Okay, before Lott goes, the House passes a law stating that any mid-term defectors will lose their position, pension and perks, you know, just to level the playing field. Then watch the Senators' reactions...
48 posted on 12/18/2002 7:45:54 PM PST by tenger
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To: ewing
See how America is boxed in politically when we have no choices but chocolate or vanilla. So what ya gonna do if Lott stays in & hands the commies everything that they want? And the non leaders in both of these parties can not state their true feelings due to retribution. ( I thought that the government worked for the people rather than the opposite)
49 posted on 12/18/2002 7:46:35 PM PST by Digger
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To: ewing
Last thing the dems want is Lott out as leader
It was easy to roll as it was this will make it easier and the dems know it will make the GOP look bad
Dems are pulling for Trent
50 posted on 12/18/2002 7:55:00 PM PST by uncbob
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