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Friday, December 06, 2002

Trent Lott is blocking the 9/11 victims' family members' choice for a Republican representative on the commission investigating the terror attacks, according to the New York Times. The family members, with the support of Republican senators McCain of Arizona and Shelby of Alabama, are requesting that former New Hampshire senator Warren Rudman fill one of the five Republican slots on the commission. They feel that Rudman is independent enough to avoid pressure from the White House on key votes in the commission and would be willing to vote with the five Democrats. Apparently Lott agrees, and doesn't want that to happen. I think he's afraid that the commission will subpoena the president and ask him the dreaded question: "What do you know, and when will you ever know it?"