David Atkins fesses up the the freying of the truth:
Tonight marks the fifth installment in my memoir, “My State of the Union.” The response of my audience to this series has, frankly, been overwhelming. The powerful story of a noble country overcoming adversity to defeat terrorism and spread democracy without needlessly raising CAFE standards has clearly resonated with a wide audience. Unfortunately, it has also attracted an unprecedented level of scrutiny, scrutiny that has raised questions about some of the details contained in advance copies of tonight’s speech. While it is tempting to dismiss such questions as just more Washington “gotcha” politics, I value my reputation for “Texas straight talk.”
And he proceeds to footnote the State of the Union.