I’m sure it’s not what he intended to do, but Florida Governor Jeb Bush effectively said God was responsible for scientists being wrong in their prediction of where Charley would make landfall:
“God doesn’t follow the linear projections of computer models,” Bush said outside the emergency management center, whose roof caved in during the hurricane. “This is God’s way of telling us that he’s almighty and we’re mortal.”
He didn’t bother to suggest why God would feel the need to make his point in such a deadly manner or what sins he thought his constituents were guilty of to justify such a demonstration, but judging from the damage done one can only assume that God must’ve been pretty pissed off. Or perhaps he was just tired of the piece-meal manner in which he had been offing Floridians and decided to just clean out a whole bunch all at once so he could get an early start on a vacation or something. Still, to Jeb’s credit, at least he tried to deflect some of the criticism from the scientists. Not sure God’ll be too happy with his choice of where to lay the blame so if Jeb suddenly explodes in a fit of spontaneous combustion don’t be too surprised.