"NBC News has learned that Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., the minority whip is in the midst of informing close allies that he plans to resign his senate seat before the end of the year. It's possible a formal announcement of his plans could take place as early as today."
Wev. Good riddance.
UPDATE: USN&WR notes that Lott is purportedly resigning now "to avoid new ethics rules that double the amount of time a retired lawmaker must wait before lobbying former colleagues."