Via the New York Times, Lindsey Graham regrets that his fellow Tea-GOPs played chicken with the debt limit:

“Our problem is, we made a big deal about this for three months,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina.

“How many Republicans have been on TV saying, ‘I am not going to raise the debt limit,’ ” said Mr. Graham, including himself in the mix of those who did so. “We have no one to blame but ourselves.”

Update: via HuffPost, Senator Corker has regrets:

“Maybe the debt ceiling was the wrong place to pick a fight, as it related to trying to get our country’s house in order,” Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Thursday. “Maybe that was the wrong place to do it.”

No one could have predicted this.

file under: things Brad DeLong will put on his list