Governor, my good friend Quin Hillyer appears to believe that you deliberately allowed a reporter from Politico to overhear your conversation with Alex Pappas of the Daily Caller (who is also my good friend). In the interest of putting to an end what Quin calls a "contretemps," permit me to suggest that you ask around for my phone number, call me up, and let's get the facts straight.
My gut-hunch says that you wouldn't be doing any favors like that for a Politico reporter. In fact, my gut-hunch says that this reporter was actually eavesdropping on your private phone conversation.
Now, governor, you know the good work I did two years ago when the execrable scuzzball Jesse Griffin was floating that bogus divorce rumor. And you also know that I had the honor of visiting with your husband and children last September.
So you ought to know you can trust me, and if you say something's off the record, it's off the record and I'll even deny we ever talked, if that's what you want. I've kind of been moaning a bit about my own lack of access, and you can chew me out for that, if you want -- on the record or off the record, however you like. But if you're going to call up reporters and chew them out, I hate to be left out of the loop.