2008 Golden Dukes Announced!

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December 10, 2008 3:54 p.m.

Just in time!

Everyone remembers the excitement and hoopla surrounding last year’s First Annual Golden Duke Awards, given out for excellence in corrupt acts, betrayals of the public trust and generalized shameful behavior. (See last year’s winners here.) We’ll be explaining more of the details tomorrow. But if you want to get a jump on everyone else and get your nominations in now, here are the details …

Today we’re announcing the categories in which we’ll award prizes.

They are …

Sleaziest Campaign Ad

Best Election Season Fib

Outstanding Achievement in Corruption-based Chutzpah

Best Scandal — Sex and Generalized Carnality

Best Scandal — Local Venue

Best Scandal — General Interest

The deadline for nominations is December 17th. And we’ll be handing out exciting prizes both for the winners and also to the readers whose nominations we choose as finalists.

So here’s how it works. If you want to nominate some evil-doer for one of our awards, send us a nomination identifying the person you’re nominating and a description/argument of no more than 250 words explaining their achievements, bad acts or generally scandalous behavior that you believe entitles them to the award. All awards are to individual mucksters and evil-doers — parties, concepts, groups, etc. are not eligible.

On December 19th we’ll announce the nominees, which then then go to our panel of distinguished judges. The awards will be announced on the last day of the year, December 31st, new year’s even.

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