Well, it looks like the Lott mess may finally be forcing the "liberal media" to hold the GOP to account for their coddling of racists. The establishment press can no longer avoid the issue and has to provide context to the mess so that people will understand it. That context, of necessity, includes the GOP's long-standing southern strategy. Could it be that, after 140 years, we may finally be seeing the purging of the abominable political extremism of the confederate south from mainstream politics? Wait and see.