Joe Conason rightly slaps the Democrats for being MIA on the Lott issue:
A national disgrace ... But Lott's conduct is a moral offense as well as a political issue. Which Democrat believes in the party's professed principles of equality? Which Democrat has an iota of the courage demonstrated by Harry Truman and Hubert Humphrey in 1948? Which Democrat will be the first to demand an apology from Trent Lott on the floor of the Senate -- and if he declines, as he will, which Democrat will dare to propose a resolution of censure? That's the Democrat who should be running for president. The others should hide their faces because they're cowards.