(in which the president admits he can not raise people from the dead)
President Obama, during yesterday's eulogy for the West Virginia coal miners:
We cannot bring back those 29 miners we lost.
At which point a great and crushing wave of disappointment no doubt coursed through the audience. That was, after all, their last hope.
Here's hoping that at least one person, thus broken from a solemn reverie of grief by the portentous utterance of the unmistakable, thought to him- or herself:
Gee, thanks, Captain Obvious.