Lott Loves Talking To Reporters

From The Hill:

    Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) has been explaining for about seven months why the overhaul bill on ethics and lobby rules really gets under his skin.

    Finally, as the measure teeters on the brink of final passage in the Senate, Lott on Monday reached deep to find an argument he had not yet used: The measure could come between him and the press corps.

    “If that thing passes, I don’t know if I can talk to y’all,” Lott said to the crowd of reporters who had gathered around the notorious quotester. “Do any of your newspaper companies have lobbyists?”

The bill would restrict members of Congress from accepting gifts from companies that hire lobbyists.