Herman Cain has distinguished himself in the GOP presidential race by bashing American Muslims. After meeting with a bunch of them, he wants you to know he's very, very sorry. Via Doug Mataconis:
While I stand by my opposition to the interference of shariah law into the American legal system, I remain humble and contrite for any statements I have made that might have caused offense to Muslim Americans and their friends. I am truly sorry for any comments that may have betrayed my commitment to the U.S. Constitution and the freedom of religion guaranteed by it.
Admirable contrition, right? Well...
In my own life as a black youth growing up in the segregated South, I understand their frustration with stereotypes. Those in attendance, like most Muslim Americans, are peaceful Muslims and patriotic Americans whose good will is often drowned out by the reprehensible actions of jihadists.Dude. Their good will is not being drowned out by the reprehensible actions of jihadists. They bear no culpability for the reprehensible actions of jihadists. Their good will is being drowned out by the reprehensible actions of you. Go back and try this apology one more time.