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…

Last meeting of the Trump Foundation Board of Directors

Outrageous Abuse of a Family Foundation


WC is a lawyer. And one of WC’s little specialties was the law that applies to charitable organizations. In fact, WC even wrote a book about it. Through ten editions. WC has qualified as an expert witness in a court proceeding on that subject. So when WC says that misuse of a family foundation is…

Mitch McConnell, "Ol' Turtle Neck"

The Results Are In: 2018 Hypocrite of the Year


It wasn’t even close. Commanding an amazing 84% of the votes, Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. is the 2018 Hypocrite of the Year. Ol’ Turtleneck blew out the competition; Steve Stockman and Mike Pence divided the other eight percent between them. Voters were especially appalled by McConnell’s call for bipartisanship with Democrats in the incoming U.S. House.…

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…