Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Why will Trent Lott step down at year end?

This is a question that everyone wants an answer to. I am reading rumors that are far more intriguing than Senator Lott’s explaination; he wants to spend more time with his family.

Here they are, in no particular order:

1. Senator Lott needs to make more money, since Hurricane Katrina wiped out his home on the coast, and insurance won’t pay for much of the damage. Senators make $160,000 a year and have to maintain a home in Washington and one in their home state. 160k may sound like a lot, but it is nothing in the power circles of Washington.
2. Larry Flint, of Hustler Magazine fame, says he has received something Trent does not want us to know. Perhaps Trent hopes the pressure to expose him will die down if he is no longer in Congress.
3. Trent may be found to have uncomfortably close ties to a guy named Bill Allen. Bill Allen has given a great deal of money to Republican lawmakers to enrich his oil business in Alaska. Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) is already being investigated with regard to this issue.

So what do you think? Is it money troubles, sex troubles, or bribery troubles? Here is the scary part, perhaps it is “all of the above.”


dmarks said...

His given reason is to "be with his family". However, he is already discussing what his next job will be.

Andrew said...

You make a heck of a point. Hummm, the plot thickens