Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Charlie Black’s Apology

I’m sure everyone has heard by now about McCain adviser Charlie Black saying that another terrorist attack before the election would be a “big advantage” to McCain’s election campaign. But what I find amusing is his non-apology apology for it:

Speaking quietly, Black read from handwritten notes. “I deeply regret the comments. They were inappropriate. I recognize that John McCain has devoted his entire adult life to protecting his country and placing its security before every other consideration,” Black said.

What the hell does the third sentence have to do with the first two. “I deeply regret the comments. They were inappropriate. And isn’t McCain great?” Even as political apologies go, that one was really bad.