If Lott steps down, the controversy is over. If Dems overplay their hand and call for his removal from the Senate, we, as the majority, will first demand the Democrats remove Byrd and Hollings. Issue done.
Whether or not Lott is a senator is for the state of Mississippi to decide. Whether or not he should represent the entire GOP is for the GOP to decide.
HELLOOOO AND AMEN. Thanks for perfectly explaining the situation and the solution. Lott has now become the official anti-republican sound-byte for the libs. As for conservative supporters, Lott is perceived as an ineffectual Majority Leader, his last stint at that job proved his inability to lead (impeachment, anyone?). To the last group of voters, the ever frustrating moderates, Lott is the sum-total of the next two years of letterman, leno, saturday night live, jennings, rather, brokaw, couric, etc. He should have been dealt with by the republican leadership when the truth of the Senate trial of WJC came out. His time as leader has come and gone. Let Mississippi voters decide his fate as their Senator. He sealed his own fate as Majority Leader last Saturday, as far as I'm concerned.
What a great idea! I have no doubth that Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, Larry King, Al, Jessie James Carvil, Bill, Hillaryand Tom Brokaw will be jumping right on that band wagon. Boy, with brillaint ideas like this, we got it made!