MY THOUGHTS ON LOTT: It seems like everyone these days on the Blogosphere is giving their two cents about Trent Lott. So being the natural leader...err...follower that I am, here is my 2 cents on the issue.
Trent Lott said some stupid things. Very stupid things. And while it's unfortunate, Trent Lott is going to have to step down because he said those stupid things. While politicians have always been known to make obscure or seemingly insensitive comments, often unconsciously or by mistake, Lott's remarks go even beyond this. Lott's remarks are some of the most damning words spoken by an American politician that I have read in quite some time.
We live in a politically correct society. However, I think most sensible people are trying to break down the PC barrier. The PC barrier only leads to self-censorship, reduces debate to name calling, and is for lack of a better term: stupid. No one should have to qualify their statements ever time they're utterred with, "I'm not a racist but...," or "I have nothing against gay people but...". Unfortunately for politicians, they do have to be politically correct. They are the leaders of our political establishments. They are supposed to represent us. They are supposed to represent our ideals and our values. Visit any liberal or conservative blog, or peruse any newspaper and Lott is being bashed left and right (no pun intended). Seeing as how many of Lott's own party members no longer wish to associate him, Lott is a dead man, at least politically.