In the meantime, did you catch this line from Nancy Pelosi?
You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject.She's been declared an honorary southerner here. As it happens, I was just talking to a fellow North Carolina ex-pat about this very phrase last night. He was commenting on the fact that in the third person (as opposed to second person 'bless your heart' or 'bless ya'll's hearts'), this is a brutal turn of phrase. It's good old downhome talk, but has made the transition to Urban Dictionary, here. (Google the phrase and you'll see plenty.)
Now, let's see if we can find Mr. Verb.