Reporter: Can you attach an adjective here?
Snow: No, I try to stay out of the adjectival business.
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Later on in the same interview, Snow attempted to distinguish between backpedaling and minimizing a vast, metaphysical question.
Reporter: That sounds like backpedaling.
Snow: No, it's not backpedaling. It's just it seems to me to be such a vast, metaphysical question.* * *
I don't know about the rest of you, but I find small comfort in knowing that the Bush White House's spokesman can even use the word metaphysical in a relevant context... whether hyperbole or not.