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.
“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!