Trent and Thad

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Some of the most storied rivalries on Capitol Hill are between Senators of the same party who represent the same state. (New Jersey Democrats Frank Lautenberg and Bob Torricelli had a famous feud.) But few have ever gone on so long as that of former Ole Miss cheerleaders Trent Lott and Thad Cochran, who once even ran against each other for Senate Majority Leader. Now comes word from Roll Call that Cochran has decided to seek a sixth term–which probably means the GOP Whip will have to continue answering to the title “junior Senator.”

As they might say in Mississippi: Hotty toddy, gosh almighty.