11.26.2007

Trent Lott To Resign From Senate To Skirt New Lobbying Rules

Lott's gone the Hastert way. He's following the $$. Well, Goodbye & good riddance.

From Politico:

Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) plans to resign his seat by the end of the year, a senior Republican official told Politico.

The announcement took Capitol Hill by surprise because Lott, the former majority leader, seemed to be relishing his job as minority whip, the second-ranking GOP leadership job.

[snip]

A Lott friend said part of the reason, and a factor in the timing, is a new lobbying regulation, signed by President Bush in September, extending the existing lobbying ban for former members of Congress from one to two years. The lobbying ban takes effect at the end of this year.

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What a piece of work.

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