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With last night’s Oscars on everybody’s noggins, I’ll hand out a few of my own awards, just to keep in the spirit of this news cycle.

Best performance by a lead actor? This last year Rep. John Boehner came out to challenge Glenn Beck as chief public weeper, and he gave a good showing. Still, the award has to go to Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, for making us cry.

Best performance by a lead actress? I am tempted to award Hillary Clinton, for her work trying to make U.S. foreign policy seem plausible, but, really, it’s unraveling every day, and she seems too oblivious to reality to deserve accolades. So, the honor goes to Nancy Pelosi, for her role as outgoing House Speaker. She may not have done it all that well, but it was a pleasure to see her leave.

Best foreign language effort? This has got to be a tie, between the Tunisians and the Egyptians, kicking out their non-term-limited tyrants.

Best first-run, open-in-all-venues effort? That has to be the Tea Party showing last November. Breaking a long stretch of largely united governments — legislative and executive branches united under one party, first Republican and then Democrat — the Tea Party voters sent a well-deserved chill down politicians’ backs.

It’s worth noting that the Tea Party merited Independent Spirit Award attention, too. True independence of spirit is rare in big-time politics. Let’s hope it continues for another major showing next year.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor


  1. …. Best performance by a lead actress? I am tempted to award Missus Clinton, for trying to make it seem this is an American foreign policy. But it’s unraveling every day and she seems too oblivious to reality to deserve accolades ….

    Astute observation. Brings to mind that when Missus Cli’ton (AKA the dumbest woman in all of Human history to have ever taken a dump between two shoes) put herself in charge of the Billy-Bubbah Blythe Gang’s “health care reform” effort, the most often heard complaint of those who attempted and/or were drafted to work with her was not that she never had a solution but that she was too stupid to ever notice a problem.

  2. And, then, of course, was the fact she failed America’s dumbest of the dumbed-down Bar Exams: Washington DC’s.

  3. Drik says:

    Tea Party put on a good first show. Let’s hope that the sequels are not just formularic, water-down bidness-as-usual extravaganzas designed to attract attention to the major players.

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