Many Republicans are still steaming over Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott's half-baked January "announcement" (since repudiated) that, apparently due to election year politicking, no major legislation would be passed this session by the GOP-led Congress.
The Mississippi Republican seemed to be gutlessly throwing in his hand before he even looked at it. Hence, a report by Wall Street Journal columnist Al Hunt is drawing a lot of attention. Hunt says Lott is telling his Senate cronies behind the scenes that he'll quit the Senate if his estranged Arizona colleague, John McCain, wins the presidency.
If true, some wags laughingly say that may be the best reason yet for Republicans to vote for McCain in Georgia and the other upcoming Super Tuesday primary states.