Lott Re-Emerges as a Leader of Senate GOP Republican senators have elected their leaders, and Trent Lott of Mississippi is going to be their Minority Whip, the body's number-two leadership post. Four years ago, Lott was ousted from his job as Senate Majority Leader because of making racially insensitive remarks. Commentator Jonah Goldberg says that Lott's return is not good for the Republican party.
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Lott Re-Emerges as a Leader of Senate GOP

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Lott Re-Emerges as a Leader of Senate GOP

Lott Re-Emerges as a Leader of Senate GOP

Lott Re-Emerges as a Leader of Senate GOP

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Republican senators have elected their leaders, and Trent Lott of Mississippi is going to be their Minority Whip, the body's number-two leadership post.

Four years ago, Lott was ousted from his job as Senate Majority Leader because of making racially insensitive remarks at a party honoring the late Sen. Strom Thurmond.

Commentator Jonah Goldberg says that Lott's return is not good for the Republican party. Goldberg is a contributing editor for the National Review.