Thursday, October 27, 2005

Trent Lott: Old Segregationist Habits Die Hard

Senator Trent Lott (R-MS), the former Republican Senate Majority Leader and supposedly reformed segregationist, gave a prime example of the Republicans' attitude toward blacks when he said the following regarding the withdrawal of Harriet Miers' nomination to the Supreme Court:

"I think the President should look across the country and find the most qualified man, woman, or minority."

Old habits die hard and it is apparently too difficult for Lott to say "the most qualified person".


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