Mandeville, LA – During the Thursday night telecast of the RNC, I and co-host David Simpson, in the very late stages of the event’s coverage, partook of a few drams of Talisker 10 year old Scotch whisky. This was done at the end of a very long, 70+ hour broadcasting week and near the end of the telecast. Some listeners have expressed concern that this behavior was sinful and that our public consumption was as well. I do not agree that the winding-down affect of the consumption impaired either of our conduct or commentary, or that it was sinful, however, I willfully acknowledge that the conduct could, if habitual and in excess, cause scandal to our efforts and be a sinful act. I am but a man and a rotten sinner at that and I do not condone or endorse Drunkeness or Scandal. If either have resulted from Thursday evening’s LIVE coverage, I apologize, accept the public humiliation that brings and pledge to amend my ways and moderate any future occasions of these sins, as best as the Grace of God will allow me.
Ab humilitas et contritio,