Sorry Situation

Why even the worst fauxpologies still do the world good

After right-wing rocker-ranter Ted Nugent gave an interview to and discovered that people find it offensive when you refer to the President as a "subhuman mongrel," it was time for a now common ritual: the sort-of apology. In a radio interview Feb. 21, the Motor City Madman said he was sorry--"not necessarily to the President," mind you, but to the conservative politicians he may have embarrassed, including the GOP candidate for governor of Texas he recently campaigned with. Only after the interviewer pressed him on whether he was apologizing to Obama himself did Nugent let slip a "Yes."


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