Entries For Andrew Sullivan’s Malkin Award

Here’s Andrew Sullivan on Michelle Malkin,

“THE MALKIN AWARD: Every now and again, you have to hand it to a polemicist. Here’s one single sentence from Michelle Malkin‘s latest column:

“Perhaps too much drug-addled ’60s nostalgia has burnt out the bleeding-hearts pacifists’ brain cells.”

“One sentence; four cliche-ridden, playground insults. Can you beat it? Contestants can be nominated from either right or left; but the sentence must be entirely devised to insult; it should be completely devoid of originality; it must have at least two hoary, dead-as-a-Norwegian-parrot cliches; and it must assume that readers already agree with the writer. Arbitrary mean-spiritedness wins extra points. Nominations for the Malkin Award are now open.”

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Oooh, ooooh, I have some entries! How about these…

“(Zell Miller’s) speech tonight was in this vein, a classic Dixiecrat speech, jammed with bald lies, straw men, and hateful rhetoric.”Andrew Sullivan

This one doesn’t have quite as much ooomph, but I still like it…

“The fact that the good doctor (Bill Frist) cannot apparently see a deep distinction between a religious marriage and a civil one shows, I guess, how close to theocracy today’s Republicans have become.”Andrew Sullivan

And I know this one doesn’t quite qualify, but I think it’s classic Sullivan and worth including…

“The Dixiecrats meet again in New York. Now they’re called Republicans.”Andrew Sullivan

Oh, and here’s another one worth adding just for the sheer gall of it…

“…I may not find myself the only conservative moving slowly and reluctantly toward the notion that Kerry may be the right man – and the conservative choice – for a difficult and perilous time.”Andrew Sullivan

If I had enough time, I could probably put together a whole page of these. Maybe I will. At least it would give people something to link to when people on the left try to claim he’s some sort of representative of conservatives…

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