Yesterday, I quoted from and linked to Liz Smith's column in which she stated that Ann Richards would have supported Kinky. I should not have done so. At the time, I thought she would not have said something like that unless she had talked with Ann about the race before she died. Today I learn that was not the case.
This is what Liz Smith now says, "I've heard from Ann's family, and they assured me that she'd be with the Democrat no matter what. I stand rebuked. I should never have attempted to speak for Ann. I've caused pain to her family, and I'm sorry. I just tried to draw a parallel between Ann and Kinky, the way they use humor and one-liners to make their point."
I apologize to Ann Richard's family, to Democrats and to my readers. I screwed up. While many may disagree with my opinions, I have always tried to keep the facts straight. Today I am embarrassed. I will try to do better in the future.