The Hattiesburg American Editorial, 10/2/8

State Supreme Court Justice Chuck Easley told one of this newspaper’s reporters that the reason he refused a meeting with The Clarion-Ledger’s editorial board was that I haven’t given him “an apology” for a May 14 column (“Easley’s ‘statement’ is one of lack of respect for women”).

Well, Justice Easley, let me address your contention. There are good reasons why I haven’t apologized for the column.

First, you haven’t asked me .

I realize that it makes a convenient excuse when you don’t want to face tough questions from a newspaper’s editorial board to pout and claim to have your feelings hurt over a column.

But the fact is, you haven’t asked me for an apology. Ever.