It is time, is it not? The Hewitt Award, named after the absurd partisan fanatic, Hugh Hewitt, is given for the most egregious attempts to label Barack Obama as un-American, alien, treasonous, and far out of the mainstream of American life and politics. Its most proximate inspiration was this quote from Hewitt himself about the Portland, Oregon, rally:

And did the Obama rally begin with the Soviet National Anthem?

Since subtle attempts to describe Obama as a commie atheist alien are a central plank of Republican attacks, the Hewitt Award is reserved for those that border on hilarious extremity. And the first nomination goes to ... Gregg Pollowitz at NRO for his brilliant observation from last night:

U2's "Beautiful Day" is playing at the Barack Obama rally. No Americans write music Obama likes?

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