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Is it a good thing for a politician to admit having made a mistake?
If you learn that a politician made a mistake only because she or he admitted it, does your opinion of that politician go up or down?
Have you ever taken into account, when evaluating a politician, whether they have ever admitting making errors before and taking some form of accountability for them? For a politician with a long track record, is it a negative characteristic that he or she has never taken the blame for anything notable, or is it conceivable that someone could be a policy maker without having made notable mistakes?
Should one take responsibility for mistakes that happen underneath you, even if it's unlikely that you could have prevented them? To what extent?