"It's a hypothetical," the [Bush] adviser said of the possibility that [Rove's departure] could happen. "Unfortunately it's a very real hypothetical."
No wonder these people have such difficulties with reality. That's not a "very real hypothetical"; that's a "very possible hypothetical". A "real hypothetical", while not quite truly a contradiction in terms, is certainly a completely useless phrase, semantically null. But hey, who needs that pesky reality stuff when you're working for the administration?