QUOTE OF THE DAY….Republican Senator Trent Lott lost his house to Hurricane Katrina last year, and the LA Times reports that although he’s upset at FEMA, he’s also got some other beefs:

The longtime Washington foe of “frivolous” lawsuits was no less critical of insurance companies that balked at paying claims to Mississippi homeowners. And he didn’t hesitate to file suit against a company he once defended, State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.

“Funny how frivolous lawsuits stop being frivolous when it’s you,” said Lott’s brother-in-law, Richard Scruggs, who is representing the senator. Scruggs lost his home not far from Lott’s house ? and he, along with thousands of other Mississippi home owners, also has a claim against State Farm.

Mugged by reality indeed.

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