Rich Iott has finally won something! Nominated for a Golden Duke Award (TPM's year-end Hall-of-Shame honors for politicians) in the category of "Unrefudiated Champion of Tea Party Wackiness," Iott did not win over the judges--Carl Paladino took the trophy. But Iott did win, overwhelmingly, the votes of TPM readers, many of whom are presumably also readers of this blog. So give yourself a pat on the back, folks! Clearly, TPM's panel of judges was a bunch of coastal elitist snobs who hate the Constitution and ignored the will of the people. But that's okay. As Iott himself would point out, a moral victory is better than no victory at all--and even worth reenacting on the weekends.

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