Well well, they're bringing Trent Lott back. And yes, I think that Josh Marshall and Matthew Yglesias are on to something: the GOP is giving up on the black vote.
From my point of view, having Lott back as a GOP leader is just great. And please make your 2008 ticket a Giuliani-Santorum one. If these are the ones that Republicans want to have as leaders, let them shoot themselves, by all means.