DURST: The Presidential Awards Show!

I love awards. You love awards. People just love awards. And its awards season. So let's get it on.The Spent the Equivalent of a Halfway Decent Sofa Bed For Every Vote Award. Steve Forbes.The Gone Way So Far Round the Bend He Can See His Own Butt Award. Gary Bauer for holding a press conference at the grave of a fetus.The What the Hell Was Going Through His Tiny Little Mind Award. Alan Keyes for jumping into Michael Moore's mosh pit.The Switch on a Dime After the Price of a Phone Call Went Up to 35¢ Award. George W for leaping onto the campaign finance reform bandwagon by the edge of his fingernails.The Too Little Too Late Too Short Award. George W for leaping onto the campaign finance reform bandwagon by the edge of his fingernails.The Roll Over and Scratch My Belly You Adorable Beast Award. The media for their hard hitting coverage of John McCain.The There Aren't Enough Days in the Week Award. Bill Bradley for his nonstop laugh a minute fun filled rallies.The At Least He's Got a Future as a Short Order Cook Award. Gary Bauer.The If You Don't Like the Record 7 Year Economic Boom Go Ahead and Vote For Somebody Else Award. Al Gore.Will Durst has a future in the awards biz.

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