Here and now I’m presenting the awards for the past two weeks spent covering the polygamy raid in Texas. I fully recognize that all of you involved (media, CPS, FLDS) were deserving of some award or another, and I had a hard time narrowing it down to these finalists. So if you didn’t win (or if you did), remember that it’s all in fun. As they say at the YFZ schoolhouse: We’re all about smiles around here!
Most unobtrusive photographer in a pink shirt with a wet towel on his head:
Sweatiest hairy neck on a hot day:
Best judge-shielding by a baliff:
Best photo of man holding a box:
Best photo of Willie Jessop where he appears to be walking into a pole with a small human head growing out of his shoulder:
Worst case of microphone assault:
Most ironic use of yellow tape during a CPS press conference:
Worst place to sit on a 106 degree day: Between two hot grills at the Japanese Steak House.
Worst food product ever bought at a gas station: Fried green beans in Eldorado.
Photographer hustle award:
Best souvenir: A business card I collected. But I can’t tell you whose it is.
Favorite quote uttered at an Italian restaurant: “If the families won at the Supreme Court, why are they losing?”
Worst shady place to park on a stakeout the Schleicher County Courthouse when you need to be able to clearly see the front door:
Cutest couple: Aw, come on. Too easy of a joke.
Funniest (and only) ten minutes of television I watched in two weeks: The Nancy Grace Show.
Best day off: No award given.