That was enough to make Trent Lott contemptuous. "Why should they get special treatment?" asked the Senate Majority leader. "They'll get it when the House gets it." Still, for Kendall, this request is a surprisingly savvy political move. It won immediate support from Democrats, who are making administration-friendly noises for the first time in a week -- if only because they believe Clinton should have a chance to defend himself. Review and commentary is "an appropriate and professional courtesy," according to Rep. Jim Moran, a Virginia Democrat who says he fully expects the Lewinsky matter to lead to impeachment proceedings. Independent counsel history is on Kendall's side, too -- Iran-Contra prosecutors offered the White House right-of-reply. And the best part is that if Starr takes a hard line and denies his request, Kendall's boss gets to play the martyr. Who says politics isn't fair?