I love that formulation. He did not make a mistake. It was just somehow “made” when he double-dipped by stealing — and that’s not too strong a word — $17,000 from the state for expenses that had already been reimbursed by his campaign.Â And note that it was a “mistake.”Â Everybody makes mistakes. Come to think of it, that’s probably what I would call if the Associated Press, probably acting on a tip from a disgusted staffer, caught me with my hand in the public till. Â I suspect we’ll know more about how “the mistake was made” when the Travis County DA concludes her investigation.