Can we retire this?
Kevin Drum makes an oft-employed sorta-joke:
For years, Ralph Reed has claimed that he was shocked — shocked! — to learn that when his friend Jack Abramoff hired him ...I'm talking about the, "I am shocked - shocked! - that blah blah blah" thing. I'm not trying to rag on Kevin, because everybody uses this, and maybe it was funny once or twice, but now it just about drives me insane every time I see somebody do it.