View Full Version : Trent Lott's Sudden Retirement

John of Phoenix
12-19-2007, 02:48 PM
It wasn't to spend more time with his family.

Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-Miss.) resigned from the Senate late Tuesday night.

Lott is expected to take a lobbying position after waiting the required one year for sitting members of Congress to work as lobbyists. If he resigned after the end of the year, he would have been required to wait two years to lobby Congress.

12-19-2007, 03:37 PM
It wasn't to spend more time with his family.

I figured money and/or a wide stance. The second remains to be seen. (thank god)

12-19-2007, 07:59 PM
I don't think it had anything to do with getting a job as a lobbyist.

I suspect it had more to do with his brother-in-law and nephew being indicted for trying to bribe a judge for a favorable ruling in a case about Katrina insurance payments.

12-19-2007, 08:41 PM
Not that I am defending Lott, but he had intended to resign before Katrina hit, but he postponed it. Any higher political goals he may have had were thwarted by his Strom Thurmond comments, so he probably is looking to line his pockets as a lobbyist.

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12-19-2007, 09:03 PM
There is also talk here that Lott will replace Chancellor Robert Kayat at Ole Miss (Lott's alma mater) when Kayat retires.