First Annual Year End Awards
The 'You Could Hear His Jaw Hit The Floor Award': It was a difficult choice but I've decided that this award could only go to Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-IL), for his facial expression after John Roberts' answer to Durbin's question. During Durbin's third round of questioning Chief Justice Roberts, the senator asked "Judge Roberts, how are we to know that you'll side with 'the little guy' when you're on the bench?"
You could almost hear Sen. Durbin's (and likely all other Democratic senators') jaws hit the floor when now- Chief Justice Roberts said "Senator, I'll guarantee that I'll side with the little guy every time that the Constitution is on his side."
The 'Coming Out Of the Closet' Award: This was undoubtedly the most difficult choice of all the awards because of the plethora of deserving candidates. You had the Agenda Media's pacifism finally exposed in August of this month. Who could forget the media throng in Crawford watching Cindy's every move?
Still, there were other deserving candidates like Defeatist John Murtha, who'd been masquerading as a defense hawk inside the Democratic Party, showing his true colors when he announced his "immediate redeployment" plan the day before Veterans Day? Alas, we should've known since Murtha had previously shown his colors by urging President Clinton to pull out of Somalia in 1993.
Also deserving was the NYTimes. Not that it's a surprise that they're a liberal lefty rag but because they tried posing as a serious, patriotic rag. That ended with their breaking the NSA non-story. They proved that a huge budget to research complex issues doesn't mean they'll use it. They clearly didn't because they didn't even include relevant case law on the matter. As a result, they can't be taken seriously again.
Let's not leave the Washington Post feeling left out. They deserve recognition for their publishing the article about the CIA's 'dark sites' that they use for interrogating HVT's captured in Afghanistan and Iraq. They should be made to pay for publishing highly classified information like that. Then again, with readers running away in droves, maybe the American already are punishing them.
In the end, I've decided that I hate picking from so many worthy candidates. Besides, I'm feeling kinda like the socialist-liberal who doesn't want anyone to lose. For that reason, I'm giving this award to all of the above.
Time for a serious award. Next up is the 'Courage Under Fire' Award, given to the most courageous politician. This one is both serious and simple. Joe Lieberman runs away with this award for standing steadfast against his own pacifist party after his OpinionJournal.com op-ed. Joe's been the only stand-up guy in the Democratic Party for some time now. At a time when everyone should recognize this man's courage, Kossacks and the MoveOn.org people are threatening to run a primary challenger against him. They should be defeated and embarassed every opportunity we get.
Minority Leader of the Year Award: Obviously, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are the only candidates for this award. What's troublesome is that both have displayed vast amounts of stupidity, little backbone and virtually no common sense. What sets them apart, though, is that Ms. Pelosi hasn't said anything so reckless as Sen. Reid's "Just think what happened 20 minutes ago. We killed the Patriot Act" statement in front of a microphone on Dec. 15th. Lord knows that this duo of dunces deserve the award but I've got to give the award to Sen. Harry Reid.
Man of the Year Award: In past years, President Bush would've been the presumed frontrunner but he stumbled this year, with the Federal response to Katrina, his picking Harriet Meiers to replace Sandra Day O'Connor to his not hitting back after Democrats berated him over Iraq.
In my mind, there really is only one person deserving of this award: Chief Justice John Roberts.
Who can forget who unserious and silly he made Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats look during his three days of hearings? Or his understanding of the law without notes in front of him during the hearings? Or his winning debate after debate with Sen. Kennedy?
Those hearings were John Roberts' coming out party and he set the world afire in the hearings. It was a beautiful sight to behold. John Roberts deserves this award for taming the Democrats and making them look like idiots. Congratulations, Mr. Chief Justice.
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