After long and arduous deliberations, our blue ribbon panel has made its final selections. This year, thanks to the hard work of Dishtern Chas Danner, the voting process is easier than ever before: you can read all of the finalists and vote on a single page. Just click the following links and vote for the 2012 Malkin Award, Hewitt Award, Moore Award, Yglesias Award, and the Dick Morris Award. Voting is also open for the Chart Of The Year, Poseur Alert Of The Year the Hathos Alert Of The Year, the Mental Health Break Of The Year, and the Face Of The Year.
Was Brian Brown more wrong about the election than Dean Chambers of UnSkewedPolls.com? Does Michael Moore deserve this year's Yglesias Award? Is calling Obama "an alien menace" worse than saying he's a "ruthless politician who despises the country"? Was a cupcake psychologist more pretentious a than a porn-star philosopher?
It's up to you to decide.
We're giving readers until the end of the year to pick the winners for these prestigious prizes. The polls will close on Monday, December 31th, at midnight. Winners will be announced soon after. You picked many of the entries; we just marshaled the very best and worst for your selection.