By way of Lindsay, I read that David Corn relates the following about former Republican senator and McCain advisor Phil Gramm (italics mine):
No one in Washington apologizes for anything, so it’s no surprise that Gramm has failed to issue any mea culpa. Post-Enron, says Greenberger, the senator even called him to say, “You’re going around saying this was my fault–and it’s not my fault. I didn’t intend this.”
This really is the end result of Peter Pan conservatism. If everything is first a matter of will, and not thinking, planning, or logistics, well then, good intentions are all that matter.
Too bad the world doesn’t work like that.