Now this, if anything, says a lot about the intelligence level of the United States Senate. Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, one-time majority leader, admits to being an "American Idol" junkie.

Reports Hotline:

MSNBC’s Olbermann and talk radio host Maria Milito talked about Sen. Trent Lott’s (R-MS) comments on "American Idol."

Olbermann: "Isn’t there something wrong when we’ve gotten to a point, a major American senator saying, like the old joke from the Chicago democratic wards goes, ‘vote early, vote often?’"

Milito: "He should be thinking about what he says, but we know that. But the fact that he’s from Mississippi and he’s not voting for somebody from Alabama? Why would he vote for Katherine from Sherman Oaks? It fuels my conspiracy theory. Don’t you think? Something’s just not kosher, here" ("Countdown," 5/18).

Oh, well. Trent Lott has never been the brightest bulb in the Senate anyway.