Crystal Douchebag for Lifetime Achievement
Who among us wouldn’t want to throw all three nominees in a blender and celebrate the goo that pours out? Remove any one, and the other two are powerless: Without Karl Rove, no electoral mastermind; without George W. Bush, no pliable frontman; and without Dick Cheney, no lawyers shot in the face. Put them together, and you have an extraconstitutional juggernaut that managed to undermine the Republic, if not human society itself, in only eight stunning years. But the Stinque Awards allow no signing statements, so two must be left at the altar of history.
And the winner is…
Dick Cheney. He had the motive and the opportunity.
And that brings us to the end of The 2008 Stinque Awards. See you at the National Review afterparty!