BEST. SHOUT OUT. EVER…. I feel a little awkward about posting this, but to borrow a line from the vice president, this was, for me, a B.F.D.

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.