Trent Lott: Get Rid-O-Rove
Trent was on Hardball today and said:
TRENT LOTT: Well, the question is, that you asked, is he good for American politics? Look, he has been very successful, very effective in the political arena. The question is should he be the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy under the current circumstances? I don't know all that's going on, so I can't make that final conclusion. But, you know, how many times has the top political person become also the top policy advisor? Maybe you can make that transition, but it's a real challenge, and I think they have to I do think they need to look at bringing in some more people, you know, old gray beards that have been around this town for a while, help them out a little bit at the White House.
CHRIS MATTHEWS:...Do you think he should go?
TRENT LOTT: Well, I didn't say that. I mean, I said, you know, is he in the right position? I mean, a lot of political advisors, in fact, most presidents in recent years have a political adviser in the White House. The question is, should they be making, you know, policy decisions. That's the question you've got to evaluate.
Markos says: The White House can't afford to start losing Republican senators on this issue.
C&L: That's a big 180 from what the GOP has been saying about Rove. Is this payback from Lott? Whatever the case, Reid struck a chord today and it turned the republicans into whiners and not dividers.
John has the latest from Bloomberg news.
Jane says: Venance is mine, sayinth the Lott: "Hurricane Katrina victim Trent Lott seems to be going for the payback gold. After all, it was Rover who took advantage of Lott's Strom Thurmand woes and engineered Herr Cat Killer's ascendence to majority leader in the Senate....read on