Category Archives: Trent Lott

Trent Lott wastes no time setting up shop.


Trent baby set up business with a former Democrap, John Breaux out of Louisiana. He calls it a *cough bipartisan cough*lobbying firm. He also keeps it ‘all in the family’ by hiring his and his partner’s son and his former top aide/asskisser Bret K. Boyles. From the WaPo article:

Breaux and Lott, who together have more than 70 years of experience in the House and Senate, first talked about such a partnership decades ago when they lived across the street from one another in Annandale. The families remain very close, with Chet Lott and John Breaux Jr. serving as groomsmen in each other’s weddings.

The important part is of course the House and Senate experience..they cover both the bases my dear reader! Less than two months ago Trent retired and man, did he work quickly! Right..this has been in the works for some time..who’s kidding who here?

In order to cover his ass, Trent had his kid do some of the ground work: Chet Lott bought the Web site domain name “breauxlott.com,” but the former senators said they were not involved in serious talks until after Lott retired.-Sure thing gents..wanna buy a bridge?

Lott also lied through his teeth by “saying most of his new business would be “strategic consulting” for corporate clients seeking to navigate the Capitol, rather than direct lobbying of former colleagues.” Read the rest of this bs at the link at the top.

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Trent Lott to resign his seat..

There are quite a few news outlets that are reporting Trent Lott will resign his seat today. Politico and Think Progress are two that have stated it so far via emails I rec’d from both of them. From the ThinkProgress writeup:

Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) is reportedly informing close allies that he plans to resign his Senate seat before the end of the year. NBC reports, “It’s possible a formal announcement of his plans could take place as early as today.” Politico adds, “If he resigns, Lott would become the sixth Republican senator to announce they were stepping down this election cycle.”

Lott’s term expires in 2012, therefore a resignation would trigger a special election for a replacement to serve the remainder of his term.

UPDATE IV: “While the exact reason Lott is stepping down before he finishes his term is unknown, the general speculation is that a quick departure immunizes Lott against tougher restrictions in a new lobbying law that takes effect at the end of the year. That law would require Senators to wait two-years before entering the lucrative world of lobbying Congress.”

Its all about the money isn’t it? Getting a high-paying job for one of the huge corporations he has already worked for..you know..instead of the people that voted for him? Greed..what a concept!