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Will Lott leave the Senate? Place your bet(7 posts)

Will Lott leave the Senate? Place your bet128
Dec 11, 2002 1:33 PM
Just for kicks, I'm asking around which way people would bet at this early stage of the "controversy". (all bets tax deductable of course)

I say he goes. One way or the other. Not debating the substance of his comments, but with informal censure already coming from all angles, I don't see how he can escape the self destructive aspect of his comments. Based on the facts as described, I think he sounded out of touch...

Who is majority leader if the current occupant leaves?? How is that decided?
Better question: Will he be re-elected?czardonic
Dec 11, 2002 1:40 PM
Lott's ties to racist organizations and advocacy of their views is well documented. My guess, he will celebrate his 100th Birthday still representing the people of Mississippi.
Given how quickly they heaved Bob Livingston last goeyebob
Dec 11, 2002 2:22 PM
around, my bet is that he opts out of being Maj. leader but that he continues as the Senator from Mississippi.

BT
lolcarnageasada
Dec 12, 2002 4:35 AM
I'd say he's staying. There's nothing new or surprising about what he said, or rather about the fact that HE said it. His associations and previous comments were well documented years ago. He's embarrassed a PORTION of his state and of the Republican party, but he's also expressed the sympathies of a lot of people who, though they won't talk about it, feel as he did.retro
Dec 11, 2002 8:14 PM
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Hey, Gregg, how'd I do that? (nm)retro
Dec 11, 2002 8:16 PM
I bet he'll stay in the Senate, but lose Maj Leadership job...PdxMark
Dec 12, 2002 11:15 AM
GOP does not need to hand Dems the race issue on such a nice, shiney silver platter. A nut case senator from Mississippi is one thing. Having him in a leadership position in the Senate is far too much visibility and political liability. If the controversy lasts, Lott will step down.

Send my winnings to Nat'l Dem Party. :)