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Hey guys, WIll Durst here with a few choice words about awards season. You'd best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray in the Beverly Hill bathroom during the nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of Transformers 4.
And that means it's time for we here at Durstco to recognize and honor the most greedy, pompous, and hypocritical - in the realm of politics - for their annual presentation of the 2014 Political Animal Awards. So running the risk of spraining a wrist patting ourselves on the back, here they are:
THE WE’LL CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN WE COME TO IT AWARD: Chris Christie.
BEST DISAPPEARING ACT: Edward Snowden.
THE “OH GOD NO, NOT YOU AGAIN” AWARD: Ted Nugent.
THE SHEEP'S CLOTHING AWARD: Vladimir Putin
THE "WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH HIS TINY LITTL MIND??" AWARD: French President Francois Hollande
THE DUMBER THAN HE LOOKS AWARD: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
THE NOT AS DUMB AS HIS HAIR LOOKS AWARD: For the 8th consecutive year, Donald Trump.
THE WE ARE THE EVIL EMPIRE AWARD: The US Defense Department for using drone strikes on American citizens.
THE WON’T EVEN STEP FOOT IN AN OLIVE GARDEN AWARD: Amanda Knox.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN AMERICA AWARD: For the 3rd year in a row… Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s doctor.
BEST ACTRESS: Hillary Clinton for her convincing portrayal of a woman unsure of her role in the 2016 Presidential race.
THE YOUR FIFTEEN MINUTES WERE UP THIRTY MINUTES AGO AWARD: Anthony Weiner.
THE BEST IMPRESSION OF A SLEEPING LIZARD IN SEARCH OF A WARM ROCK AWARD: John Boehner, for his performance at the State of the Union address.
And finally, the TED CRUZ MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD: Ted Cruz.