Thursday | December 26, 2002
Lott is sticking around for this?
If this tidbit in the American Prowler is to be believed, Lott is having a hard time adjusting in the Senate.
One potential chairmanship he now is said to be eyeing is the Senate Rules Committee, currently chaired by Pennsylvania's Sen. Rick Santorum. Previous rumors had Lott circling the Energy Committee, where Pete Domenici now controls the chairmanship and Budget, where Lott's old rival Don Nickles, is slated to take over. On all three committees, Lott isn't thought to have a chance.Lott still has a seat on the coveted Finance Committee, so he doesn't go home emptyhanded. But unless the Senate GOP gives Lott some love (something they don't seem inclined to do), I don't think a Lott resignation is out of the realm of possibilities.
Look again at those quotes about "selling out Republicans." Wasn't that the kind of talk, that level of disdain, that drove Jeffords over to the Dems?Posted December 26, 2002 03:54 PM | Comments (33)