Trent Lott Decides that K Street Pays Better than Congress

What'll you bet that within just about 12 months from his resignation from the United States Senate that Trent Lott will be the recipient of a lucrative lobbying job? It's hard not to think that these 'Republicans' are plotting the downfall of the Republican party. At any rate, it's working.

Some people have speculated that he's gay. He says that he needs to go in a different direction, and that he doesn't like the increasing rancor in the Senate. So Senator Trent Lott is resigning.

It took a lot of people by surprise. But just follow the money. It didn't take much for the New York Times to come across something highly interesting:
By resigning before the end of the year, Mr. Lott would beat the effective date for new ethics rules that double to two years the amount of time former Senators must wait before they can join a firm to lobby former colleagues. The new rule applies to those who leave office “on or after” Dec. 31.

Mr. Lott is the sixth Senate Republican to announce his retirement this year, according to The A.P., and it is expected that at least some of those leaving office will take lucrative jobs with the lobbying firms clustered along Washington’s K Street once the waiting period has passed.
Politico reports that
A Lott friend said part of the reason, and a factor in the timing, is a new lobbying regulation...
Hmmm...which regulation might that be?

I'm going to make a prediction. Trent Lott will be spending a lot more time with fellow 'patriots' Haley Barbour and Tom Delay. With Republicans like these...

Comments

  1. As a Republican, I'm not too sad to see him go. He's a big-time pork spender. The sooner we get these old-guard senators out of the way, and let young conservatives such as Coburn and DeMint lead the party, the better off we'll be.

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  2. I completely agree. I don't like Hatch too much, but people like Lott and DeLay and Gingrich make me absolutely ill.

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