Sen. Trent Lott is the No. 2 man in the new Republican Senate minority, proving that the Republican leadership has failed to learn from their recent loss.
Sen. Lott’s defenses for porkbarrel spending and his ties to the K-Street politics as usual crowd all send the wrong message to the American electorate. The Republican Senate badly needs new leadership, not the sort of smarmy political operative aspects that Sen. Lott has come to represent. This decision sends exactly the wrong message, and if the GOP wants to regain the majority, they cannot do so by embracing those things which led them to lose in the first place.