Perry practices smart politics

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.