The Corner

Lott

If it’s true that Lott has won his race, I think it’s just another sign of how Republicans often fail to take politics seriously enough. I gather lots of folks in the Senate feel that Lott was treated unfairly when he lost his majority leader job and so giving him the whip post is something of a just consolation or some such. I’m sure some people think he’d be a good whip. But, ultimately, who cares? The GOP has an image problem right now. What’s fair or unfair to Lott is of microscopic importance. Does the GOP really need a pork-loving Senator best known to average Americans — fairly or unfairly — as nostalgic for segregation? It’s just so ham-fisted.

Woops: I now see it is true. Slow internet connection at the airport.