Overnight, I got this email that says it’s from Jake Knotts (I didn’t know the email address):
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JAKE KNOTTS WITH REFERENCE TO: Release of leaked video tapeWhen this story first appeared two years ago, I was embarrassed. I’m embarrassed again now.It was a very poor attempt at satire in an interview given inside a pub. But it wasn’t funny. It was offensive. And I very much regret my remarks.Once again I offer my sincere apology to the Governor and her family.I only hope people will realize this two year-old interview is being leaked by campaign operatives who hope to hurt me politically. But that’s no excuse for my behavior. Heated political rhetoric is not the answer. I can only say again that I’m sorry.This experience has made me a better public servant. I’m not going to let attacks and leaks by opponents distract me. My focus is on creating jobs and helping the people I represent build a brighter future for their families.
Tell you one thing — whenever Jake’s up for re-election, things are never boring.