A new, occasionally very visible phrase entered the lexicon in 2003, after the McCain-Feingold Act passed into law. The law itself says: “Any communication … which is transmitted through television shall include … a statement that identifies the candidate and states that the candidate has approved the communication.” I’m certain you’ve heard the simplest form of the statement a hundred times in the past week: “I’m __________ and I approve this message”.

When a statement is repeated so frequently in public, it’s inevitable that it will become a subject of parody and ridicule. Here’s just a few examples that I’ve found while searching through the web:

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