"What's the matter with the people of South Carolina? That's what I'm questioning. In all due respect, I loved my father, who died at 83. But at age 81, I wouldn't have wanted him making decisions that would have the bearing of the world security and the nation with it. This guy's brought in with bottles attached to him half the time."
- outgoing Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, who thinks the real issue isn't what Trent Lott said about Strom Thurmond, but why Thurmond is even still in office to begin with.