Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Hawkeye's situation has nothing to do with Black Widow's at all. Widow is a Russian, possibly dating back to the Soviet era, spy. Intel agencies try to recruit the opposition all the time, it's part of the spy game. OTOH, having your own agent, in a moment of mental weakness, suddenly try to kill large numbers of your agency en masse does not speak well for that agent's future with the company.
*Edit: and who said anything about "drunk driving," anyway? Christ, you're a terrible reader. I was talking about people who commit homicide when they're not in complete control of their faculties. Going out and murdering a ****load of people while you're on a bender isn't the same thing as crashing your car into a tree because you had one too many at the pub.
Except that none of those examples fit her whatsoever. Getting drunk is a choice, and so you are liable for the consequences since you put yourself in that situation willingly. Hawkeye didn't choose to be mind-controlled by a god wielding a cosmic rod of power. It's not even remotely close to being even vaguely comparable, sorry.