When we consider the treatment of the mistakes of private industry and the mistakes of government, we see a wide gap in where blame and punishment are placed.
In the case of private, non-government problems like Exxon Valdez or the current Mesothelioma ads on TV, liberals want dramatic punishment or financial ruin to befall the companies involved. Billions of dollars in payment are demanded and imprisonment for the VPs and CEO are sought.
But when government causes death or injury, as with the over-pressurized automobile dashboard air bags or memos that the Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton) should have seen, or at least have heard about, but didn't, and the ignorance of which resulted in the deaths of four Americans she was directly responsible for, we get tears and childish excuses such as "what difference at this point does it make" from Hillary, who wants to avoid any personal responsibility for the suffering and deaths.
But the results of private and government mistakes and errors are not equal in their outcome. When industry makes mistakes the damage is usually localized and controllable (oil spills and the Bopal explosion), but when government makes mistakes the tragedy is wide-spread and catastrophic (for example, our current economic depression and joblessness, children not being educated in the schools government provides, the sub-prime housing crash, and the over-spending and over-borrowing, radical Obama administration which is planning the gutting of our national defense forces) it impacts the entire nation for a very long time and perhaps damages our entire society forever. Government adversely impacts the lives and liberties of the entire nation, not just a neighborhood or a region.
That's why government officials, like the incompetent Hillary or Obama, with all their strutting and big-shot preening and the fawning love they get from the press, must be identified and punished for their bad policies and actions. What they do can destroy our nation and they must be stopped and replaced with intelligent, reasonable people, not the ambitious, arrogant fools running our nation today.