Diamond Freezer for Best Scandal Not Involving Reproductive Organs
The judges particularly enjoyed this category, since rarely do they have the opportunity to trot out their advanced degrees in Comparative Scandalology. Their debate, which will be excerpted in the New York Review of Books prior to publication in hardcover, touched on the relative demerits of selling a Senate seat (Rod Blagojevich), selling out your class (Bernie Madoff), and selling out Neiman Marcus (Sarah Palin). Consequences were all over the map, from Lives Ruined, to Trust Undermined, to Undergarments Underlined. In the end, the decision rested on Style Points.
And the winner is…
Rod Blagojevich. Eighteen fucks can’t be wrong.
Next hour: Platinum Pampers for Best Sex Scandal