The Brecht Award

In the spirit of Andrew Sullivan, we’re inaugurating the Brecht Award for ridiculous and/or lame press releases. We hope you’ll submit your own favorites as you run across them.

In the meantime, our first nominee is … Adam Brecht himself, a former Al D’Amato aide challenging Hillary for her Senate seat:

“ADAM BRECHT, U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE, BLASTS SEN. CLINTON FOR PLAYING IN FLORIDA WHILE NEW YORKERS BATTLE SNOW

NEW YORK, January 24, 2005 — Adam Brecht, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from New York, criticized Senator Hillary Clinton’s decision to spend the weekend in Florida — first partying at Donald Trump’s wedding in Palm Beach, then on to Key West — while real New Yorkers were socked by a major snowstorm.

We have a snowbird Senator who heads to Florida when the going gets tough in New York,” Brecht said. “I guess she doesn’t know many of her constituents — for example, those without heat — don’t have that luxury.

Brecht, 37, spent the weekend in New York, shoveling snow with everyone else.”

We await your nominations for future Brecht Awards!