so, trent lott is resigning.
it's not clear why yet; a spokesperson is saying he's leaving to pursue "other opportunities." we all know what that means: something hinky is going on, but he's not ready or willing to go public with it.
or maybe, just maybe, he has realised that he is an asshat, and has decided to spare the american people from further asshattery of his. in my fantasy world, this is the case, and he is just too chicken to stay in the senate, live as an open and honest non-asshat, and stand up to the republican leadership.
that's absurd. i know. but...i'll take what i can get, and a senate without trent lott is just a shade better than a senate with trent lott.