“Yeah,” a Journal reporter told The Daily Beast, when the Hinton resignation was barely two hours old.
When his wife, Hinton Mayor Sheryl Ann Cornelius, arrived home that evening, he was slumped in his chair, still clutching the gun.
After having conducted a “full, rigorous, internal inquiry,” Hinton said, “I believe he was the only person.”
Colleagues who admire Hinton say he erred on the side of ethics.
But as Reuters noted, Hinton used some version of “I do not recall” or “I do not know” at least 55 times.
Hinton flew to the window; he saw the soft fawn shade of a lady's dress, he could not see the lady.
I like her, even though she does dabble in literature; and I like Hinton too.
The eight o'clock chimes spoke as Hinton clumped downstairs, and a few moments later Forbes's guests began to straggle in.
"When Hinton gets his first brief—not before," answered John Harman.
Hinton took the fork from her gently and wiped it with Gladys's dirty cloth.