Whenever people remark that all these newfangled, L337, chat-culture multiple exclamation marks are just! not!! to!!! be!!!! used!!!!! in polite writing, I say "if it was good enough for Abraham Lincoln, it's good enough for me":
He went on to say: "Like, ZOMG, no0bz!1! ;-))) They r teh LAM0!!1!"Appropos [sic] of this, let me tell you an anecdote. Douglas introduced the Nebraska bill in January. In February afterwards, there was a call session of the Illinois Legislature. Of the one hundred members composing the two branches of that body, about seventy were democrats. These latter held a caucus, in which the Nebraska bill was talked of, if not formally discussed. It was thereby discovered that just three, and no more, were in favor of the measure. In a day of two Dougla's [sic] orders came on to have resolutions passed approving the bill; and they were passed by large majorities!!!