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So now, Hillary Clinton — once upon a time the likely Democratic nominee for president of the United States — is sincerely apologetic for her e-mail faults when she served as U.S. secretary of state.

Sorry, Hillary, you’re a day late and a dollar short.

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina already has tagged Hillary publicly — several times — as a liar. No one has yet credibly disputed the charge. That likely will stick to Hillary like Gorilla Glue for the rest of her natural life, reinforcing the list of perjuries already out there that she has committed.

Moreover, Hillary Clinton has declared that she takes responsibility for engaging in the exchange of classified information using her private, unsecured e-mail server.

This latest utterance by the former first lady is meaningless. Hers is a neutron declaration — the value is missing, but the words are still intact.

For the discerning voter, Hillary’s mea culpa is falling on ears about as accommodating as those of Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Accepting responsibility implies a willingness to consent to some kind of punishment or recompense for acting illegally or unethically. But in this case, the only ones suffering punishment for Hillary’s irresponsibility and “above the law” conduct are us — the public she purports to serve. That’s because she is continuing her campaign for the White House, which is a direct assault on our common sense and sensibility. If Hillary wants absolution, she needs to go see a priest.

It might be time for a woman to occupy the Oval Office, but not Hillary Clinton. She has counted herself out of the campaign by her own hand.

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