This almost slipped by us, because we weren't exactly sitting at home watching television at 11:30 last night. (We were, er, volunteering to help the homeless, you know, find homes. Or something.) But Our Boy Russell was on Letterman last night, and, all told, he did good work. He apologized for the incident, told us how much he missed his family, admitted he might have a temper problem and even saved two Vietnamese children from drowning.
Other highlights from the appearance:
"I'm extremely sorry for this whole incident and I regret everything that took place. The bottom line is I did something pretty stupid...This is possibly the most shameful situation I've ever gotten myself [into] in my life."
"I did something really stupid. Nestor and his family are under a great deal of pressure. I'd like to apologize directly to them for that. Hopefully at some stage, I'll be able to apologize directly to Nestor, but at the moment, he's not answering his phone,"
"We had nine rooms in that hotel over a period of seven days and everybody was having the same problems. I'm, you know, trying to fulfill my basic obligations to my wife who needs to know I'm at home, I'm in bed, I haven't had too much to drink, and that, you know, primarily important, that I'm alone.
He'll be on Hardball With CHRIS! MATTHEWS! at 7 p.m. ET tonight. We think he might solve global warming.—WL