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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

And the understatement of the year award goes to....

Posted by: ben. for reals. / 1:55 PM

... George W. Bush, for this gem, during his arial tour of Katrina's wake:
Bush peered through a window from a couch where his security detail usually sits. Both of his fists were clenched and his face grim. White House spokesman Scott McClellan quoted Bush as saying, "It's devastating, it's got to be doubly devastating on the ground."
Now, I don't know what the right thing to say is in this situation. Pretty much anything is an understatement. But "doubly devastating"? And McClellan thought it was so good, it was quote-worthy?


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