11.05.2008

The Uh Oh, No He Didn't Awards!

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Campaign 2008 produced some of the most jaw-dropping moments of any in U.S. history. The election might be over and the winner pronounced, but there are many people, who earned a little notoriety during the longest campaign in history.

For this reason, "Uh Oh No He (She) Didn't Awards" were created to highlight the bests and worsts of the political season. If you think I made a glaring omission, feel free to leave me a comment.

1. Worst Low-Down and Dirty Political Ad

Winner: Libby Dole Godless Ad

Runner-up: McCain Sex Education Ad


2. Worst Fifteen Minutes of Election Fame (That Seemed More Like 15 Years)

Winner: Sam Wurzelbacher (a.k.a. Joe The Plumber)

Runner-up: Paris Hilton




3. Best Roasting on Late Night Television

Winner: David Letterman on why McCain jilted him on Late Night.


4. Best Impersonation of Annie Oakley

Winner: Sarah Palin

Runner up: Hillary Clinton


5. Worst Political Gaffe

Winner: Sarah Palin (Reader's choice. Take your pick.)

Runner up: Barack Obama's "Clinging to Guns and Religion" Comment


6. Political Ad that DIDN'T Make Viewers Change Their Channels

Winner: Wuz up ?!?!



6. Worst Flip Flop

Winner: Barack Obama Flop on Campaign Financing

Runner-up: John McCain Flop of the Bush Tax Cuts


7. Best Moment of Redemption on the Campaign Trail

Winner: McCain Correcting the Crazy Lady


8. Best Impersonation of Sarah Palin

Winner: Tina Fay

Runner-up: Sarah Palin


9. The Most Likely to Start Another Communist "Black List"

Winner: Michelle Bachmann




10. Worst Non-Apology

Winner: Michelle Bachmann




11. Best Speech of Campaign 2008

Winner: Obama in South Carolina, "Yes We Can"




12. Senator Dems are Least Looking Forward to Returning

Winner: Joe Lieberman

13.Senator Dems are Most Looking Forward to Returning

Winner: Edward Kennedy


14. News Network with the WORST Chyron Operators

Winner Fox News for Obama Baby Mama and repeated referencec to Osama Obama. (You don't think Fox did these on purpose do you?")


15. Slowest Political Thaw

Winner: Bill Clinton




16. Least Likely to Win the Katie Couric Award of "Gotcha Journalism"

Winner: Sean Hannity


17. The Just Shut Up Already Award

Winner: Elisabeth Hasselbeck

17 comments:

Dianne said...

Good Heavens!! This is brillant!!

I never saw the WassUp ad!! How could that be? It is priceless.

You really nailed these on the head. Good job Diane.

tqe / Adam said...

holy cow--who is Elisabeth Hasselbeck and why is she on television? I've never heard of her.

Brilliant list!

catherinette said...

Did you hear that Joe the Plumber has hired himself a publicist and is looking at a book deal?

Why? The guy is a nobody!

A Touch of Dutch said...

I love the True ad! Was this seriously on TV in the States? It's so funny!

Danie said...

I'm giddy over the elections results but I could possibly be even more giddy if it would mean Elisabeth Hasselbeck would now just shut up.

Love your awards list!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

this made me smile -well done!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...These are quite wonderful! I came on over from Dianne's and I am so thrilled and excited and moved that WE Elected this wonderful Brilliant Intelligent Man: BARACK OBAMA!
I have a little tribute on my blog...This is truly the most Historic Election in my lifetime...And I am 77 years old. And the most moving, in every way...!

BRAVO TO US ALL....
And,
BRAVO TO OUR NEXT PRESIDENT,
BARACK OBAMA!

"This is the day we are given, Let us be glad and rejoice in it"

Amen, Amen!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I meant to say, also, that I didn't think Paris Hilton's little video was half bad....I liked that she thought enough to answer McCain on using her, and she did it with humor. No, I'm not a fan, but I wouldn't put her in the same category as Joe (Sam) The Plumber(not licensed)...Who, I think in my paranoi, was a McCain Plant from the get-go...!
Anyway....I agree with you on almost ALL of these, (You really called them...)and I love your last one to EH on The View! INDEED...'Just Shut Up Already, Elizabeth'...! (lol)
Maybe Elizabeth and Sarah, should have a joint show on FOX together....! OY!

Claire said...

Loved the vids - Paris' still makes me giggle, and Elizabeth Hasselback still makes me grgh!

Cxx

Robin said...

Hi! Visiting from Ann Again and Again. These are AWESOME! My Faves: Sarah Palin as runner up as best Sarah Palin impersonator! HEE-LAY-REE-US! And the Just Shut Up Already award to Elizabeth Hasselbeck (UGH she annoys the crap out of me!!) I'd say Bill O'Reilly needs to get a close-runner up for that one. (Anyone else see him SCREAMING at Barney Frank? Just. Shut. UP!!!!)
Anyway, great post!
:) Robin
cinnamon & honey

kenju said...

These are great, and I do agree with you on the Dole ad. I think it made her lose the election, since most people couldn't believe she'd stoop so low. Of course, she tried to make people think that's not what she meant......yeah, right!

evercurious said...

This is awesome. I only have an opinion about #17. Elizabeth Hasselbitch is annoying and was very quiet today, which has not been the case for a long time, but Joy Behar is no less annoying in my book. If it wasn't for Whoopi and Sherri Shepard I wouldn not be able to tolerate the show at all. Did you see last weeks SNL? If not you should YouTube it. John McCain was funny if you can imagine that, but they did a really funny sketch of the view. Ben Affleck made the show if you ask me.

evercurious said...

This is awesome. I only have an opinion about #17. Elizabeth Hasselbitch is annoying and was very quiet today, which has not been the case for a long time, but Joy Behar is no less annoying in my book. If it wasn't for Whoopi and Sherri Shepard I wouldn not be able to tolerate the show at all. Did you see last weeks SNL? If not you should YouTube it. John McCain was funny if you can imagine that, but they did a really funny sketch of the view. Ben Affleck made the show if you ask me.

Andrea said...

The Waz Up thing had me laughing. I loved it.

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! By the way, regarding Elizabeth from the View, I'm not a fan either, but she actually was very (surprisingly) gracious about Obama winning. Here's the video:

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6189951

Diane Mandy said...

Anonymous - Thanks for sharing the video. I was wondering how she had reacted the day after. I am really (pleasantly) surprised!

Sue Jacquette said...

I love this list! You should check out my blog, it's mostly about politics and this election. You're cracking me up here!