Sen Trent Lott (R-MS), once rejected because of his unabashed nostalgia for Dixiecrat racial segregation, has been rehabilitated to the GOP Senate leadership. NBC's Chip Reid reported why: Lott knows the rules of the Senate, all the better to organize Republican filibusters. Also in politics, CBS' Gloria Borger handicapped the Democratic Presidential field for 2008 (she surveyed Republicans yesterday) tipping a Rodham Clinton match-up against Barack Obama. Borger claimed Obama voted against the Iraq War--but the rookie senator was not yet elected in 2002.
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