Thursday, March 31, 2005
On this day:

More Heflin Moments

Upon seeing some photos in the National Enquirer of Senator Ted Kennedy on a boat while in a compromising position with a woman not his wife, Senator Heflin is said to have remarked, "Well, I see that Senator Kennedy has changed his position on offshore drilling."

And, who could forget this?
Heflin often found himself the subject of humor. While dining with two female journalists from NBC on a hot summer day in 1994, he reached into his pocket for a handkerchief and pulled out a pair of lady's undergarments.

"Pulling out those panties in front of two television people, that was most embarrassing," Heflin said.
As he later explained, the lady's undergarments were his wife's...he had merely picked them up by mistake. Most other politicians couldn't have gotten away with that explanation, but in Senator Heflin's case, no one doubted it.