'Not Comfortable':

Sen. Trent Lott (R.-Miss.) continued to show his independence from the White House this week, telling MSNBC: ??¢â???¬?????I don??¢â???¬â???¢t just automatically salute or take a deep bow anytime a nominee is sent up. I have to find out who these people are, and right now, I??¢â???¬â???¢m not satisfied with what I know. I??¢â???¬â???¢m not comfortable with the nomination, so we??¢â???¬â???¢ll just have to work through the process in due time.??¢â???¬  And, said Lott, contrary to President Bush??¢â???¬â???¢s assertion that Miers was most qualified nominee for the job, he begs to differ. Lott??¢â???¬â???¢s comments weren??¢â???¬â???¢t too different from what other Republican senators told HUMAN EVENTS, even if they weren??¢â???¬â???¢t as direct. Sen. John Thune (R.-S.D.) said, ??¢â???¬?????I??¢â???¬â???¢m not contemplating how I??¢â???¬â???¢m going to vote at this point. But I think in fairness, because we don??¢â???¬â???¢t know and there??¢â???¬â???¢s some angst among conservatives out there and obviously among liberals, too, both sides don??¢â???¬â???¢t really know exactly what we??¢â???¬â???¢re getting at this point.??¢â???¬ 