When I wrote this entry just a few days ago, it indeed seemed like the national news media was sleeping on the Trent Lott story. Over the past few days, the story has finally taken on a life of its own, though I still have to wonder if it would have continued to be ignored if the major news outlets hadn't been shamed into action.
The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market
award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal
gesture by the individual to himself.
— John Kenneth Galbraith, “Annals of an Abiding Liberal”