But in a lot of places it didn't go too well. A FEMA admin gave a classic engineer-style reply:
“I am concerned that we are probably seeing more failures than what we thought. But we didn’t know what we didn’t know. If you don’t test you can’t fix,” said Fugate."We didn't know what we didn't know." He's wandering near to Donald Rumsfeld's much mocked quotation:I think it was mocked mostly by people who had trouble following it - perhaps because it was a bit too meta for them.
There are things you think you "know"
that turn out not to be so.