Monday, November 26, 2007

Lotts of Money

Trent Lott will resign before the end of the year. Good news? Sure. But what a cynical fuck this guy is. Why is he resigning you ask? Well, it seems that there's a new law set to take effect on January 1, 2008 that would require outgoing senators to wait for two years before entering the lucrative business of lobbying congress. By resigning before the end of the year, Lott will be able to sidestep the law, and jump right into the lobbying game.

I say it's a cynical move, but perhaps he's got legitimate reasons. After all, he might need the extra money to rebuild his palatial resort home. You might recall that the damage was so bad and the insurance settlement so unfair that Lott decided to sue State Farm Insurance over the matter. The same Trent Lott who said these things:

“The Democrats seem to think that the answer is a lawsuit. Sue everybody.” - Sen. Trent Lott, 7/20/01

“I’m among many Mississippi citizens who believe tort reform is needed.”
- Sen. Trent Lott, 5/8/02

“You know, obviously we should [enact tort reform]…Someday it will happen, and the sooner the better.”
- Sen. Trent Lott, 1/24/01

” Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi today credited the agenda of tax cuts, deregulation and tort reform initiatives passed by the Congress and signed into law by President Bush with the overall upturn in the national economy.”
- Sen. Trent Lott press release, 12/2/05

“If their answer to everything is more lawsuits, then yes, that’s a problem, because I certainly don’t support that.”
- Sen. Trent Lott, 8/2/02

“It’s sue, sue, sue… That’s not the answer.”
- Sen. Trent Lott, 8/4/01

Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Your Government!

In other news, anyone who still thinks that Rudy Giuliani is anything more than a pandering, dancing elf trying to lick the gaping asshole of Republican primary voters needs to see this.