Tom “The Timid” Daschle dares not criticize Trent Lott
Trent Lott recently openly supported segreagation while at a party for Strom Thrumond.
“Speaking at a celebration for centenarian Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina on Thursday, Lott noted that Mississippi had backed Thurmond’s segregationist Dixiecrat presidential candidacy in 1948. It was one of four states, all in the South, that Thurmond won that year.
“We’re proud of it,” Lott then added. “And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either.”
So how did Tom Daschle respond?
“There are a lot of times when he and I go to the microphone and would like to say things we meant to say differently,” Daschle said, “and I’m sure this was one of those cases for him, as well.”
Jeez Tom, I know you have to work with Trent every day in the Senate, but couldn’t you have at least said something about the loathsomeness of the 1948 Presidential run by hardcore segregationists? Something not a few Republicans did, by the way.