(I apologize for the title, it's the best I could do to phrase it concisely.)
Paralepsis (Wikipedia suggests the spelling Paralipsis) is defined as: a rhetorical device wherein the speaker or writer invokes a subject by denying that it should be invoked.
An example would be a politician who says something like, "I will not stoop to mentioning my opponent's drinking problem." Every example I can find has basically the same structure: "I won't say ... (and then says whatever it is.)"
My question is: is it still paralepsis if the phrase "I won't say ..." is implied, instead of explicitly stated. The example that prompted this question was the exchange:
A: I've been in the business for 15 years with 50+ transactions a year.
B: Congratulations on your success but personally I don't care how many deals you do a year. Reliability, integrity and keeping my clients happy are the only things I care about in this business.
To me, there's an implied "I won't point out that you don't care about integrity..." in person B's statement. (Although I'm less certain now that I've written this question.)