to get rid of Lott. It was a brilliant political move by political aces Bush/Rove and Frist. Also good for the country, both in terms of race relations and in terms of spending and military budgets - we might actually cut spending and have a military budget based on the nation's needs, not pascagoula's needs. The chances of segregationists like pickering being nominated for the federal bench are also dissipated. I'm sure the dukeites on this board are bummed and blaming liberals, but this was a 95% republican move and a good one.