- "I would not have made those comments," Moyer said Monday during an Associated Press seminar. "A couple of us talked about it. He got caught up a bit. It's not too difficult to get caught up."
Moyer said he also talked directly to O'Donnell about his comments and that he doesn't think O'Donnell will make such partisan remarks again.
"We had a discussion about it, but that's not part of our open records policy," he told a room of journalists.
- But Moyer also excused O'Donnell, blaming Ohio's partisan way of picking Supreme Court justices. Moyer said justices are forced to stay rooted to their political parties for fundraising and voter support if they expect to run for re-election someday.