It looks like Trent Lott is about to go down hard. He won’t be stepping down as a Senator, but he’s about to step down as the Senate Majority Leader. As a progressive Democrat, I’m feeling some schadenfreude at Lott’s predicament. The ole boy has long been in direct opposition to my views.
But on the other hand, his most excellent imcompetence has played to the advantage of Senate Democrats in most cases, and having him as majority leader has the potential to be particularly damaging to Bush’s re-election chances in 2004. This more than any outrage is going to be the reason he resigns as majority leader.