Carol Platt Liebau: Shame on Trent Lott

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Shame on Trent Lott

As I've noted here, Trent Lott has long had it in for The White House (and Bill Frist, too).

That may explain why he is being not only intransigent but also snarky in his refusal to cut pork from an emergency spending bill for the military and Hurricane Katrina, despite a veto threat from the President. Lott remarked, "I guess he's under pressure to veto something Thank you for your input, Mr. President."

Of course, Lott and fellow MS Senator Thad Cochran would love to use taxpayer money to relocate the tracks for a private railroad line. And I'd love a taxpayer funded trip to Hawaii -- but neither means the money should be forthcoming.

And such boondoggles certainly aren't a good idea when it's general knowledge that the GOP base is up in arms about the outrageous spending that's been emanating from Capitol Hill. Nor is it like the project is the one factor that might rescue Lott from looming defeat in his 2006 election bill (not that this would justify the funding, but it would make it more understandable and less petty, at least).

The bottom line seems to be this: Since Trent Lott doesn't get to lead the Republican majority in the Senate, he obviously doesn't care whether there is one.

And shame on him. With the war on terror and so much else, doesn't he have a clue that it isn't all about him?

1 Comments:

Blogger Orphan in Bama said...

"Of course, Lott and fellow MS Senator Thad Cochran would love to use taxpayer money to relocate the tracks for a private railroad line. And I'd love a taxpayer funded trip to Hawaii -- but neither means the money should be forthcoming."

It isn't that simple. It also involves moving about half of the town North close to 5 miles. A d much, much more.

d.

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