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Stupid Quote of the Week: Swine Phooey

What does this even mean?

“[Swine flu] has not reached the full potential of what could happen.”
— Barbara Starr, CNN’s Pentagon Correspondent, May 1, 2009.

Or maybe it has:

“The swine flu outbreak that has alarmed the world for a week now appears less ominous, with the virus showing little staying power in the hardest-hit cities and scientists suggesting it lacks the genetic fortitude of past killer bugs.”
— Mike Stobbe and David B. Caruso, “Swine Flu May Be Less Potent Than First Feared,” AP, May 1, 2009.