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#VINB Thur 20/12/2012: Tonight Political Awards 2012


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…. a bit of fun for Christmas. This is on Thursday night.

A different type of show tonight. It’s the the Winners of the Tonight Political Awards 2012.

There are five categories:
* Politician of the Year
* Opposition Politician of the Year
* Minister of the Year
* Speech of the Year
* Gaffe of the Year


Adjudicators include journalist Alison O’Connor, John Drennan, Political Correspondent Sunday Independent, Theresa Reidy, Department of Government at University College Cork and Senan Moloney, Political Editor Irish Daily Mail.

All award winners were independently selected by the adjudicators listed above. The Tonight programme team had no involvement in the selection process.

So, off you go and try to second guess who the winners might be … and the prize for the most humorous speculation will be a special surprise Santa lollipop … delivered by the man himself. :D
[Norman cannot participate as he knows who the winners are, but is sworn to secrecy by tv3. Mum‘s the word. :oops:]

Previous #VINB: http://www.politics.ie/forum/media/178264-vinb-dec-20th-2011-review-2011-including-awards.html

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FORWARD PLANNING:
Tomorrow, Thur 20/12/2012: #VINB Political Awards 2012
No show
Wed 26/12/2012: Stephen’s Night SPECIAL #VINB [Ho! Ho! Ho! Ribeye may set up the thread. Ho! Ho! Ho!]
No show
Mon 7/1/2013: #VINB returns



Winners are listed here: http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/202737-vinb-thur-20-12-2012-tonight-political-awards-2012-a-8.html#post6188278
 
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Such a range of talented, principled politicians to choose from.

However will they decide?
 

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Good idea Vinny. And thanks for the OP, Norman.

Well, I will try and make a guess.

Opposition Politician of the year is probably going to be Stephen Donnelly.

Government politician of the year was Roisin Shortall, until Dicey and Gimmemore shafted her.

Minister of the year : Probably Minister Coveney. He did nothing wrong. The others where all over the place.

Speech of the year : Nothing coming to mind currently.

Gaffe of the year : Rabbitte for admitting that his party will tell fibs to get elected.

Other contenders would be Mick Wallace for proposing that the Dail goes on holidays because of pursuit of a lump of polystyrene for a month. In fact most of what Mick Wallace said, could fit into the gaffe category.

Claire Daly for making statements supporting Mick Wallace.

Lucinda with her "there are millions of jobs in this Treaty...of course I don't know what sectors they will be in" comment.
Leo with his "Referendums aren't democratic".
Noonan and the Feta Cheese remark.


(eh...is it not a bit absurd having John Drennan on a committe to decide "gaffe of the year" given all the stupid things he uttered down the years ? ....just asking).
 

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He'll have to give Rabitte "sure isn't that what you do during a election" a special award!
Micheal McGrath opposition politican award, Simon might get minister of the year, due to his honesty in not following the DoF false savings account.
I've a feeling Leo minister and commentator for everything will get politican of the year :(.
 

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Assault of the year- enda being attacked by flowerpot and Angela Lansbury.

Boyish behaviour award- enda and the little French man.

Gaffe award- dim Tim, shure he was only hiding a few pound from the missus.

Hairstyle award- noonan

Reptile award- gilmore

Flounce award- Fleming at the yolkebob

And finally, the one we would all vote for,

Miss wet-tshirt- lucinda.

Regards...baby oil
 

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New low award- Joan burton advocating the house tax can be defered until people are dead, and then the gov vulturing the remains.

Country before soccer award- wallis for euro cup.

Most catholic award- that pain in the hole of a Mullen.

Regards...Popcorn
 

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"Lets play that clip again" could be said quite a lot tonight.
 

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Following on from Otto's mention of the Baby oil......

Biggest pair of tits award.....Baldy and Bunny squabling over who will get to do the posturing over any achieved delay on the promissory note [ even when there has yet to be agreement on any deal being actually been agreed].
 

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should be fun !

:D

i like it when vinnyb goes nostalgic. cant be mad all the time. be interesting to see who "wins" what catagory.
 

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NOTE I have just received a tweet from tv3 which suggests that this is tomorrow night's show as originally planned and not tonight's .... so this is saved for THURS night.

Tonight, Wed is the Media Awards.
 
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I hope they play this for laughs. Otherwise I don't see what's the point of it. Politicians should not be encouraged.
 

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NOTE I have just received a tweet from tv3 which suggests that this is tomorrow night's show as originally planned and not tonight's .... so this is saved for THURS night.
I knew there was something going on here, my MLOD warning alam has been going off all day,

She must be around somewhere!
 

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…. a bit of fun for Christmas

A different type of show tonight. It’s the the Winners of the Tonight Political Awards 2012.

There are five categories:
* Politician of the Year
* Opposition Politician of the Year
* Minister of the Year
* Speech of the Year
* Gaffe of the Year


Adjudicators include journalist Alison O’Connor, John Drennan, Political Correspondent Sunday Independent, Theresa Reidy, Department of Government at University College Cork and Senan Moloney, Political Editor Irish Daily Mail.

All award winners were independently selected by the adjudicators listed above. The Tonight programme team had no involvement in the selection process.

So, off you go and try to second guess who the winners might be … and the prize for the most humorous speculation will be a special surprise Santa lollipop … delivered by the man himself. :D
[Norman cannot participate as he knows who the winners are, but is sworn to secrecy by tv3. Mum‘s the word. :oops:]

Previous #VINB: http://www.politics.ie/forum/media/178264-vinb-dec-20th-2011-review-2011-including-awards.html

Online: Aertv | Watch Irish TV live online Or tv3 catch-up through: Catch-up TV, Entertainment, News, Sport, Soaps and all your favourite Irish and International shows from TV3

<< Backstagers is a recent, Invite-yourself Group on this site for anyone who has contributed to a Backstage thread, like this one. Why not join? Click on Groups, click Backstagers, click Join, and away you go … Oh!, and you can always leave if you don’t like what you see. >>

FORWARD PLANNING:
Tomorrow, Thur 20/12/2012: #VINB Newspaper Awards 2012
No show
Wed 26/12/2012: Stephen’s Night SPECIAL #VINB [Ho! Ho! Ho! Ribeye may set up the thread. Ho! Ho! Ho!]
No show
Mon 7/1/2013: #VINB returns

John Drennan is going to adjudicate on gaffe of the year? Like as in the Miss World whereupon the previous year's winner places the crown on the new champ's head?
1. Timmy Dooley "I presumed Bertie was just hiding the money from his ex-wife.
2. Sir Jimmy Saville, RIP.
 

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Think tonight is the media awards..
 

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Good idea Vinny. And thanks for the OP, Norman.

Well, I will try and make a guess.

Opposition Politician of the year is probably going to be Stephen Donnelly.

Government politician of the year was Roisin Shortall, until Dicey and Gimmemore shafted her.

Minister of the year : Probably Minister Coveney. He did nothing wrong. The others where all over the place.

Speech of the year : Nothing coming to mind currently.

Gaffe of the year : Rabbitte for admitting that his party will tell fibs to get elected.

Other contenders would be Mick Wallace for proposing that the Dail goes on holidays because of pursuit of a lump of polystyrene for a month. In fact most of what Mick Wallace said, could fit into the gaffe category.

Claire Daly for making statements supporting Mick Wallace.

Lucinda with her "there are millions of jobs in this Treaty...of course I don't know what sectors they will be in" comment.
Leo with his "Referendums aren't democratic".
Noonan and the Feta Cheese remark.


(eh...is it not a bit absurd having John Drennan on a committe to decide "gaffe of the year" given all the stupid things he uttered down the years ? ....just asking)
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The Muppetfinder-general knows all about gaffes which is why he is on for his expertise.
 

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NOTE I have just received a tweet from tv3 which suggests that this is tomorrow night's show as originally planned and not tonight's .... so this is saved for THURS night.

Tonight, Wed is the Media Awards.
Tweet of the year award- norm

Regards...read the fine print
 

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Rabbitte gets the award for gaff of the year. He told the truth about politicians lies to win votes.
Mary Lou gets the award for honest statement of the year. She called Gilmore a porky pie
 

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