Everyone makes mistakes. Some are unforgivable. But what also makes mistakes unforgivable, whether they are mighty or minor, is the actor’s refusal to issue a real apology. Today, Perry smartly issued a mea culpa for mandating HPV vaccinations in Texas. This was smart both because it spoke to those who were actually offended by the mandate and because it de-claws those who had no dog in the fight, but hope to make it a damaging political issue.