We need to remember the political version of Occam’s razor: Never imagine conspiracy where incompetence is a sufficient explanation. —Jody Bottum, First Things
Hat tip to Mine Iron Heart.
The doubly sweet thing about that is how well it can be generalized. For 'political' one can just as well substitute 'ecclesiastical', 'business', or even 'family'. How delicious to come up with an explanatory law that everybody can instantly recognize as both prudent and charitable.