The Claremont Institute, for those not familliar with it, is a wingnut welfare shop for (among others) "scholars" Paul Miringoff, John Hinderaker and Scott Johnson, "Publius Fellow" Ben Shapiro  and "Lincoln Fellow" Josh Trevino (in honor of which I'm linking to The Marble Douchebag, one of my favorite blog posts evah.)

Who knew there was a support group for adult virgins and those picked last in fifth grade dodge ball. Of course they revere Donald Rumsfeld. 

The 2004 award went to Pills Limbaugh

I'll leave the last word to Crooked Timber commenter Mike:

Asteroid. Big fucking asteroid. Now, please.

(via Jeff Weintraub


Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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