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June 20, 2007

History of the Non-Apology

Did you know that every 37 seconds someone in America non-apologizes? As former CIA director George Tenet concludes his non-mea culpa media tour, we take a look at this insidious American epidemic.

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JOHN MCCAIN
APRIL 19, 2007


Transgression(s): Let us count the ways: walked heavily guarded through a "safe" Baghdad market, used the phrase "tar baby," and started singing "Bomb Iran" to the tune of The Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann."

Strategy: Scoff. Grow impatient. Suggest that critics are ruthless, anti-Zionist liberals.

Non-apology (for the third incident): "My response is, 'Lighten up and get a life.'"


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