Who said it first? For the record, I did do a google search and I got more than one answer: Reality Bites, SNL, Old School and many, many more. But where was it said first? Any one know?
I think it was SNL, in the very early days. Chevy Chase playing President Ford.
I seem to remember a debate sketch. Give Chevy a little notch for that.
It was in response to a complex question, asked by Jane Curtain, regarding the “Humphrey/Hawkins” bill.
Personally, I associate the “I was told . . .” phrasing with Milton from Office Space.
Definitely Chevy as Gerald Ford.
Link: SNL-No-Math on Vimeo
“It was my understanding that there would be no math.”