HA sizzles

HA shared a Fuse Sizzle Award last night with Publicola, honoring our two sites for our political reporting and analysis.

spotlight“Spotlight on the Shadows” to Josh Feit and David Goldstein, for journalism that matters. Josh Feit provides the state’s sharpest political reporting on his new Publicola political blog. David Goldstein and his friends at HorsesAss provide the snarkiest progressive muckraking and political analysis in Washington. Feit and Goldstein keep legislators honest and provide the information and analysis we all need to recognize great leadership and hold legislators accountable.

I’m the Jewishy looking one with the big forehead.

And speaking of sizzle, after collecting my award (a framed copy of my caricature) at a reception at the Rendezvous, I walked next door to Publicola’s open house at the Rob Roy, and man was it packed with the political and media elite. Either Publicola has fast become a fixture in the local media scene, or folks just like free drinks. (Or maybe a bit of both.)

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  1. 2

    John425 spews:

    AL FRANKEN THOUGHT: Caligula sent a horse to the Senate. Minnesota is just sending part of the horse.

    Hey, Goldy: Guess which part of the horse?

  2. 4

    X'ad spews:

    You KNEW this was going to bring out all the whiney losers like john425. You are engaging in wingnut abuse. Keep it UP!

  3. 5

    Piper Scott spews:

    Goldy,

    Isn’t this more on the order of the flip side of the pot calling the kettle black? Or winning an award for being the most perfect child…from your mother (or did she abstain)?

    When uber-lib “progressives” get together for a group hug and pat themselves on the back, do they only use their left arms?

    From what I can discern from the honorees and the goats, the only qualification to receive a sizzle award is to absolutely toe the party line, while the receipients of the fizzles where people or groups who didn’t do it exactly your way. Profiles in Courage this ain’t.

    Franz Kafka phone home.

    The Piper

  4. 6

    Rujax! spews:

    pooper scooper is just po’d ’cause his droppings don’t soil the (ineffably boring) Crosscut.

  5. 7

    Piper Scott spews:

    @6…Rujax…

    Jealous because I get published? And the links to your articles are what again?

    The Piper

  6. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 He’s SENATOR AL FRANKEN to you, boy!

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  7. 9

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @5 Change a couple adjectives and Pooper has written a spot-on description of the entire rightwing blogosphere.

    Here’s the difference between us and them: I was banned from Free Republican in less than 2 minutes; Pooper is still posting on HA years after he began blowing brain farts here.

  8. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 erratum: Make that “banned from Free Republic” (Goldy’s edit function isn’t working this morning)

  9. 11

    John425 spews:

    At #8 The Wabbitt is right- “Senator Al Franken”–

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

    Funniest thing in years! Poor MN.

  10. 12

    rhp6033 spews:

    Speaking of the pot calling the kettle black…

    Just by coincidence today, I ran across the following:

    “Aspects of Ivy stereotyping were illustrated during the 1988 presidential election, when George H. W. Bush (Yale ’48) derided Michael Dukakis (graduate of Harvard Law School) for having “foreign-policy views born in Harvard Yard’s boutique.”

    New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd asked “Wasn’t this a case of the pot calling the kettle elite?”

    Bush explained however that, unlike Harvard, Yale’s reputation was “so diffuse, there isn’t a symbol, I don’t think, in the Yale situation, any symbolism in it…. Harvard boutique to me has the connotation of liberalism and elitism” and said Harvard in his remark was intended to represent “a philosophical enclave” and not a statement about class….”

    Ivy League

    In other words, Bush was really trying to explain that: “My comments have no factual basis or logical application, but I just need to smear the other side with an unfair and unjust label without suffering any blowback myself, and anyone in media who doesn’t cooperate in this attempt is unfairly biased against me.”