Saturday, February 21, 2009

understated...

My grandmother (my personal hero) had many qualities I admired. She was unfailingly kind and even-tempered. She always took a stand on ethical issues and stated her opinions in a low-key way. Actually, I think she mastered the art of the understatement, but she always got her point across.

So I couldn't help but smile and think of my grandma when I recently heard Hillary issue a warning to the North Koreans. She said, "The possible missile launch that North Korea is talking about would be very unhelpful..."
I love that -- very unhelpful. Clear message; no saber rattling.

Here's the youtube clip:



But speaking of unhelpful... I am a bit embarrassed to report on Garbage Puff's job performance. You probably noticed he was nowhere to be seen on the clip. He was late for the press conference because he was hitting the tourist traps. Here he is seen trying on some Kim Jong-il souvenir glasses:

7 comments:

mompriest said...

hee hee...

David said...

That's exactly what our policy should be - that's very well put. Axis of Evil terminology is counter-productive.

GP better get on the ball!

Presbyterian Gal said...

*shakes head* Oh, GP, GP, GP...... Far too easily bribed.

Diane said...

very well (under)stated.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love this. Thank you.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

well perhaps GP spends some time with optometrists and hence his must-try-on attitude? hee hee...

dust bunny said...

I wish I could have met your grandmother. :)