Originally Posted by Chief Faithful
Is he seriously concerned the island would "capsize"? I kept expecting him to say it was a joke, but he never even smiled.
I don't know if the guy really believed that or not. Some people have suggested that he was having medication (or blood sugar, I can't remember which) problems that day and that he didn't literally mean "capsize". But it sure is strange and it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen from an elected official. That Admiral's ability to maintain his respectful, serious tone was admirable.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will