Shaw Award Nominee: John Liu

The Politicker is trying to revive our fake awards, the Minarik Award and the Brecht Award, and adds another: The Shaw Award for wonky honesty that can only hurt you politically. (Google “Marc Shaw,” “firehouses,” and “punt” if you need an explanation.)

And you have to give City Councilman John Liu (a previous Brecht Award nominee) some credit for being the only pol in town to oppose the MTA’s decision to hand over part of its surplus to a mixture of tourists and holiday subway riders. (Free money!)

Liu, who argued that the cash should be used to fix the damn subways, wins a “bah humbug” from Newsday for his trouble, and a Shaw Award.