Any guesses who won the 2009 Golden Duke Award for Meritorious Achievement in The Crazy?
Drum roll … It goes to Orly Taitz!
Any guesses who won the 2009 Golden Duke Award for Best Public-Policy Based Fib?
Drum Roll … It goes to Sarah Palin and Death Panels!
Any guesses who won the 2009 Golden Duke Award for Outstanding Achievement in Corruption-based Chutzpah?
Drum Roll … It goes to Joe Arpaio!
Any guesses who won the 2009 Golden Duke Award for Best Scandal — Sex and Generalized Carnality?
Drum Roll … (honestly this has to be considered a shocking upset) It goes to Sen. John Ensign!
(We weren’t even sure it made sense to hold the category this year since we were certain Gov. Mark Sanford simply had a lock. But that’s not how it played out. In fact, the only one to vote for Sanford with Golden Dukes Judge Susie Bright. Go figure.)
Any guesses who won the 2009 Golden Duke Award for Best Scandal — Local Venue?
Drum roll … (I think this may be the first unanimous verdict in Golden Dukes history) It goes to Judges Mark Ciavarella & Michael Conahan!
And what did these two do? Judge Susie Bright explains: “I don’t care how much sex or cash the other nominees stuffed in their pie-holes— no one else thought it would be a great idea to poach thousands and thousands of kids— many of whom had done nothing whatsoever criminal— and throw them away in a prison with no release date, all so they could get a taxpayer check for each victim. $2.6 million, to be exact.”
And it’s down to the final award. Best Scandal — General Interest. Any guesses?
The 2009 Golden Duke Award for Best Scandal — General Interest goes to Gov. Mark Sanford!!!
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