22 December 2005

The Standys (tm) Calendar-Replacement-Time Recognitions!

Please note that the Standy is not a year-end award. We would never do anything so tacky.

And the Standy goes to:

Best Remora on the Media Shark: Ken Auletta's pre-mortem on the NY Times' worst century yet. See It Now.

Exemplary CYA (Democrat Division): Senator Rockefeller in his secret letter to Cheney re the President's Program: "I am retaining a copy of this letter in a sealed envelope in the secure spaces of the Senate Intelligence Committee to ensure that I have a record of this communication."

Exemplary CYA (Republican Division): Too easy.

Best Impression of A Democrat: Senator Feingold

Best Impression of a Republican: Senator Lieberman

Best New Face: The lady in France with the new face.

Best Resignation in Protest: Judge James Robertson, formerly of the FISA court.

Best Book to Inspire a George Clooney Movie: 'See No Evil' by Bob Baer

Best George Clooney Movie: Good Night and Good Luck

Funniest Movie On Purpose: The 40-Year-Old Virgin ("Yeah, and sarcasm is like a second language to me, so I am right there with you.")

Funniest Movie Not On Purpose: Brokeback Mountain (Those two dudes totally make out.)

Reporters of the Year: Risen and Lichtblau (mainstream) JM Marshall and Jason Leopold (blog)

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