Politicians' lamest apologies in 2013

One of the dark arts of politics is the non-apology apology, or the practice of saying you're sorry without admitting that you've done anything wrong. It's a pretty simple formula: You express regret -- not for having done something mean, stupid or damaging but because some people may not be happy about it. Elected officials offered a bumper crop of these conditional apologies in 2013. Here are a few of the lamest. -- Jon Healey Follow Jon Healey on Twitter @jcahealey and Google+
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