"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd." ~Flannery O'Connor

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Quotation of the year, and then some

I know, it's still spring. But can you top this?

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.
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