TPM Announces Nominees for Golden Duke Awards

| 12/29/2008 5:42:11 PM

Take a break from guessing who’s going to snag an Oscar and check out who’s in the running to take home top honors for their political blunders this year. Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo released the nominees for the second annual Golden Duke awards with fun categories like Sleaziest Campaign Ad and Best Scandal: Sex & Generalized Carnality. My favorite is Outstanding Achievement in Corruption-Based Chutzpah. Marshall says it’s difficult to judge because it’s so nuanced—not to mention “the difference between chutzpah and just being a complete f---ing moron sometimes is subtle.” Winners will be announced on Wednesday, so now is the perfect time to start an office pool for your personal favorites. You could also just bet on Sarah Palin—the repeat nominee is bound to nab at least one. 


Bennett Gordon
12/31/2008 3:30:10 PM

Statement most Ripe for Parody? That'd be a tough category, though, with Bush still in office. This one's from 2004: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

Maryanne F.
12/31/2008 11:02:46 AM

I don't know what category it goes in, but "I can see Russia from my house" has to win SOMETHING!

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