Late yesterday, as blogged and tweeted by the Burnt Orange crew and other GOP-ill-wishers, the Fox affiliate in El Paso reported with apparent certainty that, despite what her campaign had told us and others, Kay Bailey Hutchison was now not going to resign following the gubernatorial primary. I emailed Hutchison spokesman Joe Pounder to ask about this, as he was our on the record source, at least, for the initial story that KBH would quit in March regardless of the outcome of her race against Rick Perry.
"Is it true?" I asked "Or did they get it wrong?"
"They got it entirely wrong," Pounder wrote back. "Bad reporting and they should have corrected it tonight at 10:00 p.m."
"So what's the truth?" I wrote back. "She'll still resign after the primary, win or lose?"
"No change from what she told the TFRW [Texas Federation of Republican Women] in November," Pounder replied. "She will resign when the health care and cap-and-trade debates are over."
So it's settled. Right?