On uses of the word “flabbergasted” in professional politics


Tensions over the fiscal cliff debates reached new heights today as Speaker of the House John Boehner’s blood pressure exceeded his doctor’s recommendations upon receipt of a White House proposal to, among other things, implement a $1.6 trillion tax increase. The Speaker’s apparently frazzled state rose past miffed, passed quickly over piqued, completely skipped disturbed, soared over pissed, perturbed, and confounded, crow-hopped distraught, and landed squarely on…

“I was flabbergasted,” Boehner said.

John Boehner: single-handedly bringing the term “flabbergasted” back for America.

(Full story here.)


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