Friday, June 15, 2007

Trent Lott on term limits

Senator Trent Lott (D then R – Mississippi) made comments not intended for public consumption regarding immigration reform. His comments were reported in the New York Times on June 14th.

The first thing Lott did was draw a figurative target on his forehead by saying, “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.” Remember the rule Senator: Never argue with someone who buys ink by the barrel. And its modern corollary: Never take shots at an industry that collectively has 100 million politically active listeners every day.

But there is another Lott comment from the same article that I think is the strongest argument for term limits. You need to understand that Lott first went to Washington as a member of the House in 1973 – That’s 34 years ago!

Now, here’s what the Times article said: At some point, Mr. Lott said, Senate Republican leaders may try to rein in “younger guys who are huffing and puffing against the bill.”

Now, Lott may have been promised some more Katrina money somewhere along the way, but he obviously thinks old Senators are better than young Senators. Like I say, it’s a strong argument for term limits.

No comments:

Post a Comment