Wonkette’s Mysterious “Weeping Eagles” Awards

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There’s vague and then there’s irritatingly vague.

Wonkette is hosting its first annual “Weeping Eagle” awards tonight — what they are is anyone’s guess. Amazingly, the invitation to this really vague-sounding awards ceremony offers next to no information. There will be a panel with some editors — “more vulgarity, less substance” is how they describe it.

Dig more on the site and they reveal that among the awards will be “Worst Human” in the House or Senate. The choices they offer are predominately Republican: Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Joe Barton (R-Texas), Steve King (R-Iowa), Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Pete Stark (D-Calif.).

The venue: Sully’s Lounge at 11th and U.

“Who will win?” they ask.
(We’ll give it to them … it is baffling.)

“What does that mean?” asks Issa Spokesman Kurt Bardella who hadn’t heard about the potential award until we told him. “That’s hilarious. I think it’s certainly recognition that what he’s doing is effective. His crusade to weed out waste, abuse, fraud and mismanagement in government is effective and we welcome it.”

He added, “I’m surprised they didn’t invite us to be part of a dubious distinction.”