i loathe the word "mistake" when used in the context of discussion moral and ethical conduct. a "mistake" is when you don't look both ways at an intersection, and step out in front of a diesel truck and trailer. when you choose between moral positions and actions, that is a "decision," e.g., a conscious choice of conscience. a mistake is trying the no. 4 spicey sauce, a decision is choosing a course having known and/or fully foreseeable moral consequence. when hilary** says, i made some bad decisions which i own, i will consider what she says. until then, she is just wiggling.
and, lying through her teeth.
a "mistake" is a passive thing, involving nothing more than fortuity. a decision is an active moral, ethical and legal choice of (a) course(s) of events in which the consequences are weighed, and chosen. hilary** clinton would do well to understand the difference. (as would those who attack or defend her, in her various escapades.) if hilary** says she made mistakes involving the email thing, or the foundation, or benghazi she is just begging the issue, and claiming she was just a victim of circumstance and events, over which she had nothing to do.
i personally think she would do well to acknowledge many wayward decisions. something to consider.
mistakes involve chance. decisions involve calculation, and hilary** clinton is nothing if not the univac of calculation. and, evasion of foreseeable consequence.
john jay @ 09.08.2016
p.s. and, please, don't forget sandy berger stealing secure documents out of the national registry, and the hole in vince foster's head. and, "fat" hubbel. sandy berger might have ascended to the u.s. supreme court, had he not become expendable in service of hilary** clinton's ambition, and vince foster might even still be alive.
but, what difference does it make?