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The Diddly Awards


Trent Lott

Trent Lott

Donning a kilt, Lott also alerted the world to his Scottish heritage by inviting Sean Connery to join him in Scottish drag on the Capitol steps. Before the assembled throng, Lott cried out in his best Braveheart impression, "Freedom!"

The Family Values Award

Senator Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), who obviously had nothing to do with Bush's nomination of his son, David Bunning, 35, to be a federal judge -- even after the American Bar Association deemed the boy "not qualified."

Senator Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), who also had nothing to do with Bush's nomination of his son, Strom Thurmond Jr., 28 years old and three years out of law school, to be U.S. attorney for South Carolina.

Rep. Bud Shuster (R-Pa.), who supported his son Bill Shuster, a 41-year-old car dealer, to replace him in a special election in 2001.

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