His editor, Bill Kristol, responded to the news with a giddy email: "I look forward to working with her!"
For the past week, political junkies throughout my home city of Chicago have been rubbing our hands in giddy anticipation.
But even composure was too much to ask from some giddy party leaders.
The mood in Obamaland was "giddy" when McCain first announced Palin, although they grew more nervous after her initial popularity.
She is both clinical observer and giddy participant in the game of trying to catch a thief.
It is repeated at every turn until the eyes are dazzled with it, and the head is giddy.
And now the smell of the punch, the smoke of the cigars, made her giddy.
She was giddy with her triumph, dazzled by a vision of the gold which was soon to be hers.
All strange and terrible hints, and giddy merriment were forgotten.
But he was then young and giddy, and the impression made was but slight.
Old English gidig, variant of gydig "insane, mad, stupid, possessed (by a spirit)," probably from Proto-Germanic *gud-iga-, from *gudam "god" + *-ig "possessed." Meaning "having a confused, swimming sensation" is from 1560s. Meaning "elated" is from 1540s. Related: Giddily; giddiness.