Every year, my favorite political news site, Talking Points Memo, sponsors a contest to pick the most awful political acts of the year. It's a close race, every time!
I am one of five judges this year— plus TPM polled the readers too, for a popular vote.
For example, let's consider the category:
"Meritorious Achievement in The Crazy."
Christine O'Donnell would run for Chief Dog-Catcher in Hades if you paid her in cash. But where's the heart in her witchiness; where's the true-blue bat-shit crazy that goes beyond greed and ignorance?
I want to honor Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife, Ginny Thomas this year, who did not gain one penny or vote of confidence by going off the rails one lonely autumn night in the most painful display of ass-dialing in cheated wife history.
Unrefudiated Champion of Tea Party Wackiness
Most Outrageous Election Fib Issued By A Politician
Most Over-The-Top Campaign Ad
Best Tracker-Captured Freak-Out
Best Sex Scandal
Best Local Hot Mess
Best Rotten Scandal, Overall