O.K., this is embarrassing.
In my column this week, I referred to Don Francisco Trujillo as Secretary of State Mary Herrera's "top deputy, who prefers to use the Spanish honorific before his name."
Today Trujillo called to say that "Don" actually is his first name. Someone I trusted told me otherwise.
"I don't think I'm old enough to give myself the title of `Don,'" he said.
He offered to show me his birth certificate. I told him I wasn't a birther.
Lesson learned, I should have checked with Trujillo about the "Don" business.
I'm going back to the column and omit the reference now.