McConnell and Lott - anyone better than Frist
McConnell worked his way to that job. He's kept his nose
clean. He's a Bush friend, and more important, he's not
the whimp Frist was.
Frist was bland, boring, and he rolled over a lot. He had
the delusional idea he could be President. Sure Bill.
McConnell is decent. But, Lott is where the fireworks
will come from. Good.
Good, breathe some life into that geriatric body over
Harry Reid needs a good nemisis. Lott has about as
much chance as anyone else to needle old Harry.
He may be a dope, but he's a dope with a lot of
street smarts in the Senate. Just keep him away
from making birthday comments about Bob Byrd
and his KKK past.
Lott is a deal maker. He has pals inside the Senate
on both sides of the aisle. Right now, the GOP needs
someone who can help form voting blocks to stall or
delay or kill bills in committeess and on the floor. Lott
is about as good as anyone for that.
Personally, I would have preferred a new face, Kyl or
Lott still thinks the White House bailed on him after his
Strom Thurmond moment....no, Trett, you said something
stupid...you had to step down.
Fact is that Bush has stood by Lott with Mississippi
Katrina relief very well. They don't hate each other,
but they don't like each other either. Lott has been
a big supporter on Afghanistan and Iraq. Bush has signed
off on cash for Mississippi year after year for Lott.