Don Nickles has suggested a new vote for Majority Leader. Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell seems to be taking the censure threat seriously, making a counter-threat against Robert Byrd. Atrios, fresh from his heroic role in the Lott affair, hints that there’s similar material on Nickles. Can’t wait.
Ahhhh…. turns out to be gay-baiting around the Hormel affair. I wonder whether the discrediting of bigotry that the Lott flap represents will generalize beyond race?
Philippe DeCroy wants to know why libertarians are presumed to lean Republican, when so few Republicans (elected Republicans, anyway) lean libertarian. Me, too.
Meanwhile, Tom Edsall, who had the story first, supplies some evidence that Lott’s deeds aren’t far behind his words.