Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Who should be Republican Senate Minority leader?

Who should be Senate Minority leader? The 2 candidates wanting the job are Trent Lott and Lamar Alexander. Trent Lott has been the leader of the Senate but stepped down after making inappropriate comments at a dinner honoring Sen. Strom Thurmond. The comments referred to a past time and segregation in the South and Thurmond's strong support of segregation.

I have forgiven Trent Lott for the comments. When he was the Republican leader he did operate in a bipartisan way. Lott has been humbled by his past comments and had enough suffering, as his house was destroyed by hurricane Katrina and I would endorse him returning to a leadership role. Lamar Alexander has been more reclusive and not engaged as much in the national discussions of recent years on Cable news shows and talk shows. Besides, Lott and President Bush have had their disagreements in public and for that alone I would choose Senator Lott. Who do you think the Republicans should choose?

UPDATE: Nov. 16, 2006

The internal battle is over and Senator Trent Lott has won. He will help create more bi-partisan engagement between Democrats and Republicans and that's good for America too. Good luck Senator Lott. Maybe President Bush is now sorry he forced you out in the Frist place. :)


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