Lott announced that he has changed his mind about making Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a federal holiday — having voted against it when it was on the Senate floor — and said he supports affirmative action.(Trent, if you're going to become a Democrat over this, the GOP definitely doesn't want you in a leadership role.) As a final blow to his effectiveness (he ever had some?), Lott can no longer formulate a principled, conservative, color-blind policy on affirmative action, since only racists can be opposed to that. Get out, man. You're useless.
"I'm for that," Lott said when asked by Gordon again. "I'm for affirmative action and I've practiced it."
Monday, December 16, 2002
How much more of this am I expected to take? Here's Trent Lott on BET: "I'm sorry about [the comment]. I apologize for it. I've asked for forgiveness and I'm going to continue to do that ... But it is about actions more than words. As majority leader I can move an agenda that would hopefully be helpful to African Americans and minorities of all kinds and all Americans." How smarmy is that? A nice segue into why he should get to keep his job. What a punk. Here's the kicker, though: