last year. Criticism he received was scant--and fleeting. A couple days and a few obligatory press releases later, the left was content to let the matter drop. Democrats did not censure or reprimand the man who just months later became third-in-line to the presidency. But former Ku Klux Klansman had covered himself with Teflon by fully supporting the Democratic Party’s agenda, thus he could not possibly be a racist. No such luck for Lott--nor should there have been. And that’s why I’m thankful I’m a conservative.