We’re approaching that time of year once again, when we give special recognition to the movers, the shakers, the extraordinary loudmouths and sometimes the average Janes and Joes.
This is always a popular and controversial column lauded by many readers for its razor-sharp observations.
For example, it gave me pride when, in 2009, our own blogger “Frank” endorsed it in an unfortunately unpublished Letter to the Editor that noted: “Dan’s poison-pen takes no prisoners, and suffers all who don’t share his views.”
There is stiff competition every year, and already I have a short list in mind for the 2012 honors. The final selections are always helped along by your many witty readers who remind me of glaring stupidity that my steel-sieve mind has long forgotten. So please put your nominations in the comments here, today.
Here are some guidelines:
1. We want to stay as close to Roanoke as possible with the nominations, and whatever you do, don’t go outside Virginia. These are local and state awards, after all.
2. Feel free to invent the category (you can invent subcategories, too). For example, last year we awarded a Dano to Sen. Bill Stanley for “Best Gun Threat By a Public Official.” It came in response to a question as to whether anybody had investigated his new rental home in his new Senate district.”Not that I know of, unless they want to get a face full of my Glock,” Stanley shot back.
3. If you can, link to the news account, or the column I wrote that makes the distinction worthy of merit.
Okay! The floor is open. Thanks for your help!