My favorite columnist, Peggy Noonan, wrote about Ashley Smithâ€™s seven hours with murderer Brian Nichols. Noonanâ€™s piece is the best Iâ€™ve read yet on Ashley Smith’s encounter with the killer, and I think you should read it too. She includes the entire transcript of Smithâ€™s testimony to reporters after the event. Noonanâ€™s article is titled â€œFlannery O’Connor Country.â€ Go read this one. You will be glad that you did.