Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey gives the annual State of the State address at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. on Jan. 9, 2018.Brynn Anderson / AP file

Hypocrite of the Year 2019: The First Nomination


Here at Wickersham’s Conscience, we are swamped with potential candidates for Hypocrite of the Year already, and the year is only a little over a third along. Last year’s HOtY, the despicable and appalling Mitch McConnell (R, 17th Century) is ineligible.1 As is his puppet master, the clown in the White House.2  But otherwise, WC…

Mitch McConnell, photographer unknown

Hypocrisy Hall of Fame: The Next 2018 Nominee


This one isn’t even close, and he threatens to run away with the 2018 trophy: Ol’ Turkey Neck himself, Senator Addison Mitchell “Mitch” McConnell Jr. (R, Chutzpah), the U.S. Senate Majority Leader. Senator McConnell wrote an opinion piece – for Fox News, of course – headlined “Will Dems work with us, or simply put partisan politics…

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DAFP Award: The Polls Are Open


The nominations are closed. WordPresses obscure polling tools are deciphered. It’s time to vote. This isn’t Chicago; one vote per reader please. Even if it is laughably easy to hack Polldaddy. Polls will be open until April 5, 2014. The winner will be sent a certificate from Wickersham’s Conscience, suitable for framing. Thanks to the…

Another Nominee

D.A.F.P. Nominees – The Stupid Is Out There, Folks


A recent comment reminded WC that there have been one – exactly one – nominee to compete with WC’s nominee, Fox News Commentator Laura Ingraham for the Annual Dumb As a Fence Post Award. Reader bi11wi11 nominated anyone who votes Republican. It’s not as if WC has noted any decrease in the amount of stupid out there on…