Morales Apologizes For Low Blow : The Two-Way Earlier in a soccer game Bolivian President Evo Morales struck another player, well, below the belt. Now, he has a non-apology apology.
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Morales Apologizes For Low Blow

Bolivia's President Evo Morales gives a press conference at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Juan Karita/AP hide caption

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Bolivian President Evo Morales, whom, as you might remember, was a little free with his knee in a soccer game earlier, has apologized for his, well, intemperate action. But he kinda says it was really more the other guys fault. Basically Morales maintained, he asked for it.

"The player who kicked me started to insult me and offend me and I very much regret my reaction," Morales said. "I ask forgiveness to the sportsmen, to the players, to the player. But after kicking me, it was another insult, a reaction.

"Again, I ask for forgiveness. Sport is integration, but later I realized it was a trap," Morales said.

A classic non-apology, apology. Can you think of some other examples of the form?