U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., resigned late Tuesday after 35 years in elected office - 19 in the Senate and 16 in the House. Here are excerpts from Lott's interview Wednesday with The Associated Press in
. He spoke by telephone from his Jackson office: Washington
AP: Is lobbying one of the options for you?
Lott: "Yes, it is, although you have to carefully comply with all of the rules. I think the truth of the matter is, not a lot of senators do what you would call the traditional lobbying. They do more in terms of strategy or consulting on what's going on in the Congress or in the government and give advice about how to deal with that. I guess that's possible."
Comment: Should we expect anything less from a man that helped make the federal government bigger?