As you know, every December 31st since 2007, this is the day we announce the winners of this year’s Golden Dukes, our annual awards ceremony honoring great achievement in public corruption, betrayals of public trust and in many case just general ridiculousness. This year’s judges were Rick Hertzberg, Susie Bright, Alex Pareene, Sara Benincasa and TPM alum Andrew Golis.
This year’s categories were.
Meritorious Achievement in The Crazy
Unrefudiated Champion of Tea Party Wackiness
Most Outrageous Election Season Fib Issued By A Politician
Most Over-The-Top Campaign Ad
The George Allen Honors For Best Tracker-Captured Freak-Out
Best Scandal — Sex and Generalized Carnality
Best Scandal — Local Venue
Best Scandal — General Interest
Winners announced shortly.
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