Republican Sen. Trent Lott went on a whine today over the immigration bill being debated in the Senate.
Lott apparently was exasperated by the fact that his GOP colleagues wouldn't go along to get along so John McCain could have a legislative victory to tout as he campaigned across the country -- not realizing that the bill's passage would be the final nail in the McCain coffin.
I was particularly impressed by this bit of brown-nosing:
Senator Kennedy, I appreciate the legislative leadership you have been providing. I know it is not easy, you know, and your own colleagues and those of us over here have been beating you up. I mean, your a nice poster child. Thank you very much for what you do. But I'll tell you one thing I have learned the hard way. When it comes to legislating, when you are dealing with Senator Kennedy, you had better bring your lunch, because you are going to get educated, you are going to learn a lot, and you are going to get a result. Hopefully it is going to be a good one. Good luck, senator from Massachusetts. I yield the floor.
It's moments like this that I like to ask myself: "What would Mary Jo Kopechne say?"
The good news is, that it appears that the bill may be dead. Of course, it could also be resting, or pining for the fjords.