Trent Lott, Useful Idiot? Some have suggested that the Republicans are taking the opportunity of Lott's gaffe (a word that is really to mild to describe what he did) to get rid of him and install a leader they think will have a better chance of getting the Bush economic plans passed (Don Nickles for example). I know a few on the left who are actually saying it might be better to back off on Lott and keep him in place just so the Republicans would be hobbled. I say f*ck that. There comes a time when you have to stand on principle even if expediency might give you some temporary benefit. By NOT rejecting Lott the Democrats would be betraying one of their most loyal constituencies and demonstrating that, like the Republicans, they are more interested in political advantage then in doing what is right. I'm all for compromise, but this is going to far.