Much that is true and useful has been said on this blog by my friends, so I will not add more to it than to say that Lott ought to go, and it seems to me that conservatives ought to be the ones urging his exit from the leadership position, and continue to do it on principled grounds. See this from Ken Masugi, and then this editorial from The New York Sun. Furthermore, it is no longer a viable argument to say that the Demos are using this for political purposes (which they are; surprise!) or that Lott is getting harsher treatment than someone else on their side (for example, Byrd). This no longer matters. Lott is foolish, if not stupid, and he shouldnt be allowed to bring further mischief to the party fo Lincoln. If he continues to be so obstinate in what he perceives as his self-interest by staying as majority lader, then he ought to be ousted. Are there not a half-dozen Republican Senators willing to call for a vote in the caucus?