Is there anyone who thinks this not a good thing? I think Lott was blatantly sold out, and the incident of his outing was the beginning of the end of the Republican control of Congress.
The guy tries to say something nice about someone at his 145th birthday party. A completely benign comment that could have meant anything, and then he apologizes seventeen to the NAACP, the pope, and the grave of Malcolm X, then falls on his sword because noone in the Republican party has the balls to step up and say, “Dude, he was saying something nice to Strom Thurmond at his 145th birthday party…there wasn’t even a blip of racism in the remark…shut up about it.”
Besides, his successor, Dr. Frist, bless his heart…an insanely inept Party leader. Strutted his stuff on stem-cell research so he would appear “nuanced” for a Presidential run. Was so busy, he forgot to actually lead his party into doing something constructive.