Did Strom Thurmond comment on Lott's faux pas?

While reviewing the public relations debacle surrounding Trent Lott’s infamous speech and subsequent fall from grace, the question came up: Did Strom Thurmond’s camp ever officially comment on the issue? If so, what did he say, or where can I find a copy of a press release?

Thanks in advance.

I find it hard to believe that Strom Thurmond is capable of issuing a coherent sentence; I searched, and found one or two hints at a “deafening silence” from Thurmond, but no references to any statements.

A statement of course, not being limited to the geezer himself. I’m looking for anything put out by his PR team.

My professor didn’t find anything either, but he’s got nothing on the SDMB.