The 2006 "Bloggie" Awards
Last year we gave our winners an all-expense paid trip to Upper Conway Lower Aynor and their very own blue ribbon-winning Alpaca. After numerous complaints about the Alpacas, however, we are finally acquiescing. This year's "Bloggie" award recipients will receive "Golden Freds" in honor of our pet squirrel, whose name is actually Genghis.
To the envelopes ...
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Ross Shealy, BBQ & Politics - Ross has given up blogging to focus like a laser beam on the rectum of billionaire school choice advocate Howie Rich. In his prime, however, there was no one funnier than Gervais S. Bridges.
KING AND QUEEN OF THE S.C. BLOGOSPHERE AWARDS
Kings - Jeffrey Sewell and Mike Green, SC Hotline
Queens - The FITS Girls
BLOG OF THE YEAR AWARD
Crunchy GOP - What can we say, Sunny Philips stepped it up this year. Lots of good original content, breaking insider news and some of the most spirited "comment wars" we've seen in a long time. Minus the Katon Dawson lovefests, the Crunchy Republican is a must-read.
BEST NEW BLOG AWARD
Jaded Listener - A tad on the conservative side for our tastes but the kid has definitely got game. We linked you straight to his "Election Notes" article above, which is one of the smartest blog posts we've ever read.
BEST LOCAL BLOG AWARD
Seeding Spartanburg - Our girl Tammy calls 'em like she sees 'em and really doesn't give a damn if she pisses you off. We like that.
BEST ENTERPRISE BLOGGING - CAMPAIGN 2006
S.C. Solon - This blog had its way with Democratic Comptroller General candidate Drew Theodore, and got the mainstream media to pick a lot of it up. Nice work, pledge.
BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO FOOTAGE ON A BLOG AWARD
Brad Warthen - Grady Patterson's editorial board interview.
BEST USE OF AUDIO TECHNOLOGY ON A BLOG AWARD
Michael Reece - Okay, we could have done without the three Trav Robertson segments, but Reece is by far and away leading the field in this category.
BEST NAME FOR BLOG AWARDS AWARD
The Golden Crackpipes - Tim Kelly cracks us up regularly. Now come on, daddy, your girls are hurtin' bad, just give us a little bit ...
BLOGGER MOST LIKELY TO ASK IF YOU HAVE READ HIS BLOG TODAY AND THE ANSWER IS "NO" AWARD
Joshua Gross - Live it, learn it, know it, love it ... and click on every hyperlink. There will be a quiz at the end of this conversation on how brilliant Josh is and how many SCRG/Club for Growth candidates were victorious in this year's elections.
"AS THE BLOGOSPHERE TURNS" NEEDLESS SOAP OPERA DRAMA AWARD
"HOW IN THE HELL DID I LET WILL FOLKS MAKE ME HIS BITCH?" AWARD
John Rainey, Greg Ryberg
BLOG MOST LIKELY TO COMMENT INAPPROPRIATELY ON THE FEMALE ANATOMY AWARD
FITS - Seriously, after butts and legs it's only a matter of time before Sic Willie turns his attention to State House Hooters.
POLITICIAN MOST LIKELY TO RELATE WITH BLOG READERS AWARD
T-Rav - It's just how he rolls, people.
POLITICIAN LEAST LIKELY TO RELATE WITH BLOG READERS AWARD
Hugh Leatherman - Probably things "Blogs" are edible.
LOBBYIST MOST LIKELY TO BE READING BLOGS WHEN THEY SHOULD BE WORKING AWARD
Sara Hopper - Relax, Sara. If we start making fun of your clothing selections again we'll give you a heads-up.
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES MOST LIKELY TO BE READING BLOGS WHEN THEY SHOULD BE WORKING AWARD
Anybody who works for Jim DeMint or Joe Wilson.
STATE LEGISLATORS MOST LIKELY TO BE READING BLOGS WHEN THEY SHOULD BE WORKING AWARD
Reps. Wallace Scarborough and Catherine Ceips.
PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYEES MOST LIKELY TO BE READING BLOGS WHEN THEY SHOULD BE WORKING AWARD
Rebecca Dulin and the TFC.
Well that wraps it up for us, but here's the fun part - your comments. After all, the best "Bloggie" Awards are the ones you think up and post below!