Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Trent Lott Update

I thought that the Senate resolution apologizing for lynchings in the South was mostly a showboat effort to allow the Republicans to attempt to demonstrate that they have good taste, even if they don't necessarily taste good. (Charlie the Tuna strikes again.) No expenditure of federal funds was involved and who can really be in favor of lynching these days. Admittedly, the resolution didn't contain a tax cut for the super rich, but you can't have everything.

However, as reported by The Washinton Post, even this little piece of inexpensive symbolism was too much for some senators:
There were few senators on the floor last night and no roll call, no accounting for each vote. But 80 of the Senate's 100 members signed on as co-sponsors, signaling their support.

Missing from that list were senators from the state that reported the most lynching incidents: Mississippi Republicans Trent Lott and Thad Cochran.

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