VIDEO: Ken Starr fires up his backhoe, digs himself a deeper crater


Have you ever known a person who simply can’t and won’t shut up, regardless of how far their foot — or feet — are crammed into their mouths?

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Ken Starr.

Ousted as the president and chancellor at Baylor in the wake of the sexual assault scandal in the football program, Starr has since embarked on a “media tour” in an attempt to seemingly repair his damaged reputation. His first attempt at media redemption was viewed as a PR disaster for the former federal judge personally and the university in general.

And then an interview with KWTX-TV happened.

In the interview, Starr was asked about an Outside the Lines Report in which an email with the subject line of “I Was Raped at Baylor” was addressed to Starr — and former head football coach Art Briles — was featured.  And this is where the train goes completely off the rails and crashes in spectacular fashion.

“I honestly may have. I’m not denying that I saw it,” Starr said in response to the email question.  At that point, a public relations person named Merrie Spaeth — if the surname sounds familiar, think “Craig James/Mike Leach” — stepped in, with the cameras still rolling, and stated that the station could not use Starr’s answer on the air.  Spaeth subsequently took Starr off-camera and, when he returned, was asked the same question regarding the email at the behest of Spaeth.

“All I’m going to say is I honestly have no recollection of that,” Starr responded.  He then looked in the direction of Spaeth off-camera and asked her if his answer was “OK,” who responds by saying “don’t look at me look at her” in a “what the hell are you doing?” tone.

Starr then offered up a third response to the same question.

“I honestly have no recollection of seeing such an email and I believe that I would remember seeing such an email,” Starr said. “The president of a university gets lots of emails. I don’t even see a lot of the emails that come into the office of the president. I have no recollection of it. None.”

Spaeth is described as a long-time family friend of Starr who helped advise him during the Bill Clinton witch hunt.  Instead of taking Spaeth’s advice, though, we’d humbly suggest Starr employ the services of the PR firm of Burgandy, Fantana & Kind and follow their style coaching to the letter moving forward.