The lame, the halt, and the rest of the Lott…
Looks like Trent Lott’s office is as tone-deaf as ol’ Helmethead:
“You know, if we had elected this man 30 years ago, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are today,” Lott was quoted as saying in an article that appeared November 3, 1980, in The Clarion-Ledger, a Jackson, Mississippi, newspaper.
Those comments came at a Jackson campaign rally for Ronald Reagan and followed a speech by Thurmond, who praised the platform that would soon put Reagan in the White House.
“Clearly Sen. Lott was expressing his support for Ronald Reagan’s policies of smaller government and fiscal responsibilities,” a statement released by Lott’s office late Tuesday said.
So, he was saying that we should have elected Ronald Reagan 30 years before? I had no idea that Lott was such a big fan of Reagan’s work in Louisa. But then we would have been deprived of Bedtime for Bonzo which wasn’t released until 1951.
History heaves a sigh of relief…