Don’t forget: tomorrow is the deadline for submitting nominations for the 3rd annual Golden Duke Awards, which honor excellence in public corruption, betrayals of the public trust and generally shameless behavior. Readers submit nominations. The TPM staff picks the best nominations in each of six categories. And then our bank of esteemed Golden Dukes judges chooses the winner in each category. And the TPM Readers whose nominations win the award win a prized Golden Duke Awards T-Shirt featuring the official Golden Duke Awards statuette (of Randy “Duke” Cunningham, the namesake of the awards).
Needless to say, many evil-doers are nominated multiple times (don’t think you’re the first person who thought of nomination Gov. Mark Sanford in the Best Scandal — Sex and Generalized Carnality category). But the nomination that gets sent to the judges is the one that best makes the case for the given crooked and scandaliferous pol. So you’ve got to be sure to make it good.
So here’s the deal. A lot of tempers are frayed by the on-going health care reform drama. And we want to be sure the best nominations go to the judges. So for both reasons, please take a moment and send in your nomination right now. Here are the instructions. Very simple, I assure you. And stake your claim to everlasting glory and the coveted 2009 Golden Dukes/TPM T-shirt.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.