President Bush's aircraft circled low over the stricken region on Wednesday as it flew him to Washington, ending his month-long break in Texas a few days earlier than scheduled.
As he passed over towns whose rooftops alone remained visible above flood waters, Mr Bush said:
"It's devastating. It's got to be doubly devastating on the ground."
Smart. Some might even say perceptive. Clever guy...
..but it would also be fair to say that being "on the ground" in the worse natural disaster ever to hit the US is probably just a teeny-weeny bit more than "doubly" as bad as flying above it in Airforce One and then going back to your 10,000 acre oil billionaires ranch to resume your holiday...?
Maybe he really isn't able to count beyond 2 ?
(I have tried to avoid mentioning Mr B on this blog, as it seems almost a blog-pulsary thing to do, however this was just too much to pass up.)