I love General Honore!
General Honore apparently has had enough of reporters asking ‘stupid’ questions. Check out some snippets from this transcript – you’ll find audio there as well (emphasis added by me):
Male reporter: General Honore, we were told that Berman Stadium on the west bank would be another staging area…
Honore: Not to my knowledge. Again, the current place, I just told you one time, is the convention center. Once we complete the plan with the mayor, and is approved by the governor, then we’ll start that in the next 12-24 hours. And we understand that there’s a problem in getting communications out. That’s where we need your help. But let’s not confuse the questions with the answers. Buses at the convention center will move our citizens, for whom we have sworn that we will support and defend…and we’ll move them on. Let’s not get stuck on the last storm. You’re asking last storm questions for people who are concerned about the future storm. Don’t get stuck on stupid, reporters. We are moving forward. And don’t confuse the people please. You are part of the public message. So help us get the message straight. And if you don’t understand, maybe you’ll confuse it to the people. That’s why we like follow-up questions. But right now, it’s the convention center, and move on.
Male reporter: General, a little bit more about why that’s happening this time, though, and did not have that last time…
Honore: You are stuck on stupid. I’m not going to answer that question. We are going to deal with Rita. This is public information that people are depending on the government to put out. This is the way we’ve got to do it. So please. I apologize to you, but let’s talk about the future. Rita is happening. And right now, we need to get good, clean information out to the people that they can use. And we can have a conversation on the side about the past, in a couple of months.
“Stuck on stupid” – I love it! Ok, so it wasn’t the most diplomatic way to handle the question but still ..
Here’s some audio from that press conference as well that includes the “stuck on stupid” reference, via Ian.
AM UPDATE: Many more bloggers are commenting on General Honore’s right-on comments:
Glenn Reynolds: “Could this be a new slogan for the blogosphere?”
Will Collier at Vodkapundit: “Ladies and gentlemen, we are witnesses to a rare and wonderful moment: a new catch phrase has been born.”
Brian at Iowa Voice
Ace of Spades
Jim at bRight and Early
SoCalPundit: “Locate and exploit every possible opportunity to use this phraseology.”