“GONE IN DAYS”: US News reports:
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, under pressure from colleagues and the White House to give up his post instead of face a January vote of confidence, may give in as soon as this weekend, predict key Senate Republican aides. In fact, they’re already discussing Lott’s post-majority-leader career, suggesting that he might be handed the chairmanship of a key committee for “doing the right thing,” says one aide.
Part of me thinks it could happen before Friday, if only because Friday is the traditional day to dump news you don’t want widely disseminated. Republicans are going to want Lott’s resignation as incoming senate majority leader to heard loud and clear.
…Or we’ll hear about it Friday at 5:30 p.m. Your guess (unless your last name is Lott, Nickles, Rove or Bush) is as good as mine.