Payback Time for Lott?

Nine months after being forced to step down as Senate majority leader, Trent Lott is back. And he's taking swings at George W. Bush, the President whose strong condemnation of Lott's racially insensitive remarks at the late Strom Thurmond's birthday party helped precipitate Lott's demotion. In June the Mississippi conservative voted against a Medicare prescription-drug bill the President had urged Republican Senators to support. Earlier this month he publicly warned Bush that he had to give Americans more details on postwar-Iraq plans. And last week he joined Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan in a resolution to overturn another White House--backed measure, the...

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