Trent Lott To Resign
Hmm, this is interesting. What's brewing backstage at the Lott home?
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi, the Senate's No. 2 Republican, plans to resign his seat before the end of the year, The Associated Press has learned.When I did a quick Google check on the story, the first suggested search in my task bar was "Trent Lott senator." The second: "Trent Lott racist."
Lott, 66, scheduled two news conferences in his home state later in the day to discuss his plans. According to congressional and White House officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement, Lott intends to resign effective the end of the year.
No reason for Lott's resignation plans was given, but according to a congressional official, there is nothing amiss with Lott's health. The senator has "other opportunities" he plans to pursue, the official said, without elaborating.
UPDATE: Political blog Big Head DC is speculating that Larry Flynt may have some dirt on Lott. Please be true. Please be true.