Thinking about Mark Penn and his limited, modified conscientiousness reminded me of a bit of GBS dialogue between an industrialist and one of the victims of his economic ruthlessness, now living in a homeless shelter.
The poor man accuses the millionaire of getting rich by keeping others poor, and adds, “I wouldn’t have your conscience, not for all your income.” The rich man replies, “I wouldn’t have your income, not for all your conscience.”
You pays your money, and you takes your choice. Mark Penn has made his choice. Now we have to make ours.