For the most ridiculous, mendacious comment of the year:
Following the vote on the Webb Amendment, Sen. John McCain took to the floor and praised the high level of debate in the Senate over the measure. Perhaps he missed the speech by RNC Chairman and Florida Sen. Mel Martinez: “I think we would demean their service if we were to say to them that there had to be a parity between the time in service out of the country and the time at home.”
Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich came up with a statement that rivals that of Martinez, when he opined that Fred Thompson:
“…is a very articulate guy…”
Come January, the Smokey Awards committee will certainly consider Sen. Martinez and Mr. Gingrich.