Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss) is finally calling it quits and for this Republican, it is good riddance.
Sen. Lott is going to leave the senate at the end of the year http://FoxNews.com and Republican governor Haley Barbour will get to name a temporary replacement. More than likely, that replacement will run in an election to finish Sen. Lott's term which runs until 2012.
This should be a pretty easy seat for the Republicans to keep. But Sen. Lott has been a bad leader and senator for a while now.
Even before he waxed about how the United States would have been better off if Strom Thurmond won the presidency in 1948, he was a terrible leader who never stood for Republican principles. It was who could get the most at the trough and Sen. Lott was usually at the front of the trough line.
While Sen. Lott came back to be the assistant senate Republican leader, he again was backing the worst piece of legislation in the current congress-the so-called "comprehensive immigration reform" bill-scam. Sen. Lott even took it so far as not only to blame conservative talk radio, but sounded like there would be no problem for him if the "fairness doctrine" came back. Too bad many talk radio listeners ever voted for this guy.
Sen. Lott is exactly the case in why term limits are necessary. He has been in Washington for 34 years and is proud of it. No one should be in Washington for 34 years. But, people like Sen. Lott love the power that incumbency breeds. And round and round and the problem does not go away.
So, it is with no regret that I say, Bye-Bye Lott.