D'Amato's announcement has a lot of people speculating on why, especially after comments he has made recently touting his position and how he loves his job. Lott's announcement holds little surprise as that he wants to get out before new rules would keep him from becoming a lobbyist and raking in even more dough.
Simple, right? Not for our McBride.
At 8:47 p.m., McBride posts on the D'Amato announcement, saying that it seems suspicious. She even ends her post with this line:
Don't you normally have another job lined up BEFORE you give up your job? Has Steve Biskupic been lurking around Milwaukee City Hall again? I have no evidenceOooh, how catty of her. But not even two and a half hours later, at 11:14 p.m., she posts on the Lott announcement. Her whole post is this:
he has been...
So why did Trent Lott announce HE was stepping down so suddenly? The Internet gossip is fast and furious. I hope it's not true. I'm choosing not to link to it unless verified.
To summarize today's lesson in McBridean journalism: Wild speculation is only OK if the subject is not one of your heroes.