I see in this morning’s Wall Street Journal that I made a small but exasperating mistake in my review of Assassins, in which I refer to “sketches of eight successful and would-be presidential assassins.” As the photograph accompanying the review makes embarrassingly clear, there are nine assassins in Assassins. In fact, I meant “eight sketches,” not “sketches of eight”: Squeaky Fromme and Sara Jane Moore, who both tried to kill Gerald Ford, are portrayed in the same sketch.
So far, I haven’t gotten any calls or e-mail pointing out this slip, but I’m sure they’re coming. Arrgh. Gnashing of teeth.