Oh come now, if we’re going to air our preferred exclamations for politicians, I can think of a bunch — too many from Anchorman alone — that I’d prefer over “I say, dash it all, old bean, of all the bally tripe.” Imagine a debate peppered with statements likes these:
Great Odin’s Raven! Those tax rates are too high!
By the Beard of Zeus! Democrats are playing politics with the troops!
Uncle Jonathan’s corn-cob pipe! The trade imbalance is out of control!