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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trent Lott, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, will announce he is retiring this year, congressional sources said on Monday.

    Lott, a former Senate majority leader who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1972 before entering the Senate in 1989, has scheduled press conferences in his home state of Mississippi. His current term expires in early 2013.

    The sources, who asked not to be identified, did not give a reason for Lott's early exit. But there had been speculation two years ago that the four-term senator was considering retiring so that he could make more money in the private sector, especially after his Mississippi home was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

    Democrats, who control the Senate with a narrow 51-vote margin, are hoping to expand their majority in elections set for November 2008.

    Lott, the Republican "whip" in the Senate, is a party leader responsible for legislative strategy and ensuring that minority Republicans mostly stick together on key votes.

    A 66-year-old former college cheerleader, Lott would be the fifth Senate Republican to announce his retirement. No Senate Democrats have yet said they would retire after next year.

    When Lott captured the Republican whip job in the current Congress, it was seen as a political comeback for the senator who was forced in 2002 to resign from leadership.

    Lott's problems stemmed from remarks he made that year at a 100th birthday celebration for then-Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, a segregationist who ran unsuccessfully for president in 1948.

    Lott was quoted saying that Mississippians were proud to have voted for Thurmond for president and that "if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over the years."

    (Reporting by Vicki Allen and Richard Cowan, editing by Lori Santos)
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    He's probably being blackmailed. He wouldn't let go of power like that for money, if anything, the GOP would offer him money to STAY to minimize losing the state. Let me toss out a guess here: (possibly male) prostitute has photographs.

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    Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lurkur View Post
    He's probably being blackmailed. He wouldn't let go of power like that for money, if anything, the GOP would offer him money to STAY to minimize losing the state. Let me toss out a guess here: (possibly male) prostitute has photographs.
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    why is he waiting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Involving a goat, in downtown Jackson at high noon.
    ... in the conserva[tive]tory with the candlestick up his azz!.

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    Good riddance. Now if we can just get the three fuck ups, Bush, Cheney & Condi to retire then I'll sleep better.

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    Trent Lott ugh. Just heard when he leaves he's becoming a lobbyist. Not surprised just another job to be a crook and hurt the public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candy27 View Post
    Trent Lott ugh. Just heard when he leaves he's becoming a lobbyist. Not surprised just another job to be a crook and hurt the public.
    Unfortunately yes.

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    Well Perez is saying he is retiring due to a male prostitute who may out him, juicy stuff. Couldn't happen to a bigger asshole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nana55 View Post
    Well Perez is saying he is retiring due to a male prostitute who may out him, juicy stuff. Couldn't happen to a bigger asshole.
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