Frum’s Wrong….

On one point. Or at least he’s not up to date. Frum writes, “The Lott story seems to have been left behind in the dust. And yet I cannot help thinking that this story is not over – that Republicans will hear Lott’s words quoted at them again and again in the months to come.” On Sunday, the incident received considerable attention on Meet the Press. Also, we discussed it at length on CNN’s “Final Round” (It’s near the bottom). And I don’t think I’m giving away state secrets when I say that, judging from Peter Beinart’s feelings on the subject, the issue is not a complete deadletter.

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