Perhaps the Congressional Black Caucus should put a dunce cap on the guy and march him around Tiananmen square. Lott’s “rehabilitation” is becoming Soviet in its unseemliness. I want the guy to step down, but this serial apologizing and appeasment is becoming shameful. The notion that Lott must support affirmative action to prove he isn’t racist is outrageous. The idea that Nickles is “unacceptable” (codeword for racist) because he voted similarly to Lott is outrageous. I heard a report this morning on C-Span that one black official (couldn’t catch his name) says that aplogizing isn’t enough, approving of affirmative action isn’t enough, no Lott must support an extension of unemployment benefits to prove he’s not a segregationist. I have little sympathy for Lott since he got himself into this and is willing to debase himself to get out of it. But good lord, this is becoming Kafkaesque.