Over the weekend, former President Jimmy Carter said,
"I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history. The overt reversal of America's basic values as expressed by previous administrations, including those of George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and others, has been the most disturbing to me."
Naturally it has been pointed out by others the irony of Carter's statements, and he is now backtracking. Enter the "non-apology apology:"
"... my remarks were maybe careless or misinterpreted. But I wasn't comparing the overall administration, and I was certainly not talking personally about any president." Carter claims he was comparing Bush's foreign policy to that of Nixon--not every president in history.
Carter's "non-apology apology" comes after the likes of Dick Durbin, John Kerry, and Mike Nifong. But none can top the master--Bill Clinton.