As the publicís distaste for the House inquiry has become apparent, even such Republicans as Trent Lott have preferred to talk about saving Social Security and cutting taxes rather than the I-word. "We're not making any plans or preparations [for impeachment] at this time," Lott said Thursday. But heíd better get ready. If the House forwards articles of impeachment, there are only two ways the Senate can get out of it -- a two-thirds vote to suspend the rules, or a motion to end trial by a Senate juror, decided by simple majority. Both are considered too proactive - or too craven, depending on your view -- to be viable options. So attention, jaded American public: Write a letter. Take a poll. The next two weeks are your last chance to save the spring.