Has the meaning of _apologist_ changed?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 19 03:11:31 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 9:52 PM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> He
> was probably reflecting on Romney's claim (that had been adopted from
> radio talk shows) that Obama had gone on an Apology Tour and thought
> "apologist" sounded good.

Precisely my own analysis. We probably should pray that _apologist_
doesn't come to be understood as "one who makes an apology." It could


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