Anywho, Ketner felt a little bit of the fire and apologized:
I’ve always been resolute about never outing anyone, believing strongly that every person gets to decide when or if he or she comes out.I think it's a good apology. And so, for now (and for the first time?), I retract my middle finger to Ms. Ketner.
I let myself and others down in a recent off-the-record chat with a reporter. I obviously don’t have knowledge of the sexual orientation of any individuals mentioned. What I do have is respect and appreciation for their service to this state.
My sincerest apologies to any of you rightfully upset with me.