That’s it…no more toasts at a hundred year old’s birthday party….
Looks like Trent’s tribute to Southern Heritage is going over really swell. David Frum, Speechwriter to the Stupid, weighs in.
I for one do not believe Trent Lott is a racist or a segregationist. My guess is that his speechwriter gave him note cards with a few jokes, and that when Lott finished reading them, he launched himself into what he probably intended to be nothing more than a big squirt of greasy flattery.
But thatâ€™s not what came out of Lottâ€™s mouth. What came out of his mouth was the most emphatic repudiation of desegregation to be heard from a national political figure since George Wallaceâ€™s first presidential campaign. Lottâ€™s words suggest that one of the three most powerful and visible Republicans in the nation privately thinks that desegregation, civil rights, and equal voting rights were all a big mistake.