This discussion comes up periodically. The “Could care less” variation is plausibly in the tradition of irony, though it can just as well result from sloppiness.
Anyhow, Her Honor didn’t want the political onus, and there’s nothing that can be done to her for refusing, not even by an appellate court. Let the farce continue.
mine too. I used to work for a very unintelligent person that said this at least 1/2 dozen times a day. Drove me to the edge.
No, he meant to type "she could care less", which is what he typed, not understanding what he had typed!
So are you saying that you could care less about your pet peeve?
A different Freeper explained this a while back, and it matched what I always suspected: the phrase “I could care less” actually comes from the saying “I could care less, but I don’t see how”. Now people just say they could care less without thinking about how it sounds.