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April 12, 2008

Everything That’s Wrong With Washington

by Doug Mataconis

Is summed up in these four paragraphs:

Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) is struggling a bit to adjust to life as a lobbyist.

“I took the Metro for the first time,” Lott told the Sleuth Thursday afternoon in the makeup room of MSNBC, where he and his new lobbying partner, former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.), were fixin (as Lott says) to do a TV segment.

“He’s been standing in front of his house waiting for his car and driver,” laughed Breaux from the makeup chair, adding with a tinge of a low-country twang, “He’s learning how to hail a cab.”

(…)

“I haven’t paid for lunch in 30 years,” he joked

Men of the people ? Close to their constituents ? Ha !

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  1. I wasn’t the least bit sorry to see him go. Fucking neo-confederate slimeball who screwed over his constituents when he extorted money for himself, personally, from the insurance companies after Katrina by forcing them to pay for coverages that the insurance holders didn’t have (to cover his own underinsured house…which he’d also gotten federal funds to pay for). At least one company (I believe it was All-State) refused to do coverages in Mississippi as a result of Lott’s actions.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=aYjjIGyPeitA

    http://unitedpolicyholders.org/articles/article_AllstateCuts.html

    Comment by UCrawford — April 12, 2008 @ 9:21 am

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