This is indeed sad news. Senator Lott will be retiring soon, perhaps by the end of this year. He will be missed. Serving as a stout Republican in the positions of whip in both houses of Congress, as well as both Senate Majority Leader and Senate Minority Leader, he has long been a powerful and influential conservative. Like Sisyphus, he came from a Democrat family and became a Republican when he came to realize what the Democrat party is really about. And like Sisyphus, he has always been a powerful speaker.
Trent Lott is apparently leaving the Senate to pursue “something else.” Whatever that is, I’m sure he will be very good at it. Farewell, Senator Lott.
NOTE: In the photo, Senator Lott is explaining how much longer he will remain in the Senate, so our liberal commenters can skip the cheap jokes.
Update: Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert resigning too? This is indeed a sad day.
Update 2: Obvious parody blog, Big Head DC, claims that Trent Lott was seeing a homo escort. It’s amazing what people will do for attention these days. Trent Lott is as straight as they come.