Mrs. Phillips, the game is over. Just confess that you had an ethical lapse and move on. Admitting a mistake and apologizing demonstrates character. Trying to spin your way out of an easily documented lie does not.
This is rich: Now Senate candidate Patricia Phillips is describing the statement on her mailer, “Mr. Andrews is praised by Equality Virginia [sic] for his efforts on the Loudoun County School Board” this way:
Still, she stood by the statement.
“I think describing it as ‘There was praise for John Andrews’ to be an accurate representation,” she said. “I guess I just felt that it was an accurate portrayal of what was on that Web site. I didn’t connect the dots for anyone.”
Keep on backpedaling, if that’s what you want to do. Meanwhile, it’s been nearly one week with no apology. We detect a pattern.