I have no position on whether Lott should step down. I merely have a position on whether he is a turd, and whether he makes the rest of the Republican Party look like turds. He is, and he does. Removing him from his post won't address the first problem, but it might help with the second. Then again, by this point it might be too late.
But you know who really looks like a turd? Anyone incapable of responding to this story without bringing up the bigotries, real and alleged, of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Robert Byrd, or any other Democrat. It's the right-wing version of the Bill Clinton defense: "Everybody does it! So let's move on." Haizeus Foogin Christ, man, are you even capable of looking at the world without counting up partisan chits?