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TPM is pleased to announce the winners of the Fourth Annual Golden Duke Awards! The Golden Dukes are given in recognition of great accomplishments in politics including acts of venal corruption, outstanding self-inflicted losses of dignity, crimes against the republic, bribery, exposed hypocrisy and generally malevolent governance. And The Crazy, of course.
Our judges -- Rick Hertzberg, Susie Bright , Sara Benincasa, Alex Pareene and TPM alum Andrew Golis -- waded their way through all 40 finalists in 8 categories, and came up with their winners.
And, for the first time, so did TPM readers. Those results are also included.
So, without further adieu, the winners: