another (over)negation?

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 6 19:35:13 UTC 2010

Twitter from Chuck Todd (NBC News):

> Cannot believe reports about bogus cost of president's trip didn't
> pass smell test with so many folks. Ridiculous that it got any traction

I thought "not passing the smell test" was "being unbelievable". He
seems to imply just the opposite here--too many people /believed/ the
bogus report.


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