Ex-Senate leader blames downfall on Frist

Poor, poor Trent

Welcome to politics Trent.


Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott blames his fall from power in 2002 on a “personal betrayal” by an ambitious Sen. Bill Frist, his successor, adding in a new book that President Bush, Colin Powell and other GOP associates played a role.

Frist, R-Tenn., “didn’t even have the courtesy to call and tell me personally that he was going to run,” the Mississippi Republican wrote of a tumultuous period in which he lost his position as Senate eader after making racially tinged remarks.

I just have to quote the actual words that brought Trent
down because they such great fodder for conservative civil rights activists:

I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either.

Right on Trent - couldn’t have said it better myself