POT, KETTLE, AND LOTT: Al Gore, the man who made Willie Horton a national name, called conservatives “the extra-chromosome right wing”, and lately, has been searching grassy knolls for a vast right wing media conspiracy, “blasts [Lott’s] statement as ‘racist’“.
UPDATE: Lott has issued an apology. While Gore and Jackson’s statements against Lott were quoted in this AP article. As proof of Al Gore’s vast right wing media conspiracy, there’s no mention of Gore’s gaffs, or Jessie Jackson’s infamous “hymietown” remark, of course.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan parses out Lott’s apology and calls it “a weird non-apology apology”.