When In A Hole . . .

A kind reader informs me that I missed a howler from the first press conference given by President-elect Obama in the wake of his election:

“It’s not going to be quick, and it’s not going to be easy to dig ourselves out of the hole that we’re in,” Mr. Obama said, declaring that he wants to see “a rescue plan for the middle class” and a further extension of unemployment-insurance benefits.

(Emphasis mine.) Really, we have been through this.