More Year End Awards

The “If it lasts more than four hours, call you doctor award” goes to U.S. Senator Bob Menendez for his antics in the Dominican Republic and for regularly keeping his Washington, DC neighbors up all night.

The “Three monkeys award” goes to the New Jersey press corps for their coverage of Bob Menendez and Lisa Jackson.

The “They’re all made of ticky tacky and they all look the same” award goes to Newark Mayor Cory Booker for backing down from his candid comment on Meet the Press that he found the negative political ads deployed “by both sides” nauseating.

The “Rahm Emanuel Never Waste A Good Crisis Award” goes to Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Mike Doherty for their political courage in proposing that funding for rebuilding the Jersey Shore post-Super Storm Sandy be contingent on the elimination of beach badge sales to pay for beach safety and maintenance.  Sweeney gets the bonus Kitten, kitten , kitten award for his unwillingness to discuss his proposal with anyone other than stenographers and the Asbury Park Press Editorial Board.

The “Cory Booker Profile In Grandstanding Award” goes to Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik for his multiple TV appearances promoting his community’s Cops in Schools program.



Posted: December 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Year in Review | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “More Year End Awards”

  1. Middletowner said at 4:39 pm on December 29th, 2012:

    A few more awards:

    The Anna Little Award for running the worst campaign in 2012 goes to Anna Little.

    The Nuttier than a Fruitcake award goes to Linda Baum.

    The Courier Award for excellence in Democratic print propaganda goes to the Asbury Park Press.

  2. Art Gallagher said at 4:47 pm on December 29th, 2012:

    Let’s keep adding to them…

    The Irv Beaver Award for Poltical Lawn Sign Disposal goes to The Bayshore Tea Party Group

  3. seriously, said at 5:08 pm on December 29th, 2012:

    you should be nice to hornik, according to him, Barbara Buono acknowledged that he is on her short list for Lt. Gov.
    For those who keep saying he is “really” a republican, I guess this is their answer to the veracity of that statement.

  4. The "it's all about me" award said at 10:15 am on December 31st, 2012:

    Goes to more of our officials than we want or need it to.. People: it’s all about learning/doing the JOBS you were elected to do, not your next fundraiser or photo op. With all the officials up for re-election this year, please don ‘t make our stomachs turn on a daily basis!!

  5. The Unsung Hero Award said at 10:23 am on December 31st, 2012:

    Goes to Chairman John Bennett, who worked tirelessly since June to bring factions together, get his electeds on the same page, pay attention to the issues at the county, raise over 200 grand, spruce up hq, fulfill his campaign promises of by-laws, county committee involvement,and a board of directors,and keep Freehold with a decent win,in an admittedly Dem year.