- Newsmaker: Senator Lott Resigns as Majority Leader
The apologies didn-t work for Trent Lott, who resigned today as Majority Leader of the United States Senate. His written statement comes barely a week after public comments construed as racist. Earl Black of Rice University in Houston, and author of The Rise of Southern Republicanism, considers the impact of Lott-s action of the Republican party, the President and the nation.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Harry Shearer on Politicians and Apologies
Trent Lott resigned today as Majority Leader of the US Senate, after days of apologizing for his now famous remark about Strom Thurmond-s 1948 segregationist presidential bid. Many commentators thought the Senator might have apologized too much. Satirist Harry Shearer shares his own thoughts about Lott,-serial apologies- and credibility gaps.
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