Texas Governor Republican Rick perry in regards to search and rescue missions after the storm named Ike, "I’d be very surprised if we learned anything thing from this."
Normal people would never normally say anything so stupid. But when you’ve been trained to speak in pubic you are told not to be absolute unless you are positive you can prove it, absolutely! In other words, always be guarded and speak in round-a-bout language. As a result you occasionally have idiotic statements made like the one above by the Texas Governor at a news conference who was just afraid to make an affirmative statement saying there were no significant issues with the search and rescue missions so far.
Was that so hard?