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Yes, the uniformed professionals on the panel of judges have taken the Stupidest Man Alive prize away from John Derbyshire and awarded it to Glenn Reynolds. Why? Because Glenn Reynolds says he voted against Democratic Senate candidate Harold Ford because the Democrats are bad for the gays. Yes. It is unbelievable. Fontana Labs watches the intellectual trainwreck:

Unfogged: Annals of shamelessness: Posted by Fontana Labson 10.21.06: Instapundit on his decision to vote for Corker in the TN Senate race:

I liked Harold Ford, Jr.... I voted for Corker.... the combination of Ford's "F" rating on gun rights and the sleazy "outing" behavior of the Democrats was such that I just felt I had to vote Republican.... [T]he Democrats have blown it again. Not long ago I was thinking that a Democratic majority in Congress wouldn't be so bad; but the sexual McCarthyism from the pro-outing crowd, coupled with the Dems' steadfast refusal to offer anything useful on national security, has convinced me that they just don't deserve a victory with those tactics. That's not Ford's fault, either, really....

Wait, say that again?

sleazy "outing" behavior of the Democrats...the sexual McCarthyism from the pro-outing crowd...

You cannot be serious. Balko ("It's hard to know where to begin with that") , Lemieux ("it would be considerably more embarrassing if he were telling the truth than if he [were] lying"), and Greenwald ("On Wednesday night, Sean Hannity put Cunningham on Fox's Hannity & Colmes in order to disseminate the innuendo that Strickland is gay, the 'proof' being that he took a trip to Italy with his 26-year-old "boy toy" Congressional aide")...

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