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The Art of the Political Apology
Politico, by Edwin Battistella

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/9/2014 6:01:14 AM

Monica Lewinsky’s new tell-all article for Vanity Fair promises plenty of fodder for Clinton watchers, 90s nostalgics and all-around gossips. But what I find most remarkable is Lewinsky’s apology—or not-quite apology—for her liaison with Bill Clinton.“I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton,” she writes, according to excerpts from the article, which will be released in full on Thursday. “Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened.” Of course, Lewinsky isn’t exactly apologizing. Setting aside for the moment whether, as a consenting adult, she has something to apologize for at all, it’s clear that in

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Remember Jimmy Swaggart´s sobbing, tear-soaked, almost incoherent meltdown? Now THAT was an apology.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Catherine, 5/9/2014 6:41:04 AM     (No. 9841812)

I might take her seriously when she admits Linda Tripp saved her behind. If she´d had that dress cleaned, like she wanted to do, Clinton and his team would have made her a crazy stalker. It was Tripp who convinced her to not launder the dress and thereby having proof that the sexual predator in chief did indeed have sexual relations with "that" woman.

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