Trent Lott concedes the GOP might have gotten a little carried away with the pork:
“But you know what, in my heart I knew [John McCain] was right,” [Lott] said of his pork barrel ways. That’s no way to do business, we shouldn’t be doing all that earmarking — it got completely out of control.
“It got out of control with Republicans and that’s why we are being punished a little bit,” he added. “Because we forgot how we got there, what we believed in, the principles that after 30 years put us in the majority, gave us the White House, the congress, the senate, the house. And then we ran out of ideas…”