Lotts mistake? Having said the following about a well-known erstwhile segregationist and 1948 Dixiecrat presidential nominee: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either.
Well, we have had all these problems. Hope you saved your Confederate money, boys; now weve got just the man to ride herd on those cats.