In a column called "Serving Without Protecting", Frank Bruni manages to be quite serious while sneaking in some delicious lines. I urge you to read the whole thing. Here's an excerpt to whet your appetite.
And the result was a wondrous column, which is to say that Frank Bruni once again channeled his brilliance through a keyboard.At the hearing, there were acute questions and ludicrous ones, genuine concern and disingenuous grandstanding, florid preening and runaway egos, which is to say that many politicians were crowded into one room.
There was verbiage so oblique it barely qualified as English, which is to say that government officials testified.