The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

An Academy of Dung Beetles' award is being rolled toward New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd for fantasizing about brutally murdering members of the GOP. Dowd wrote in her Sunday column that she wished Washington resembled the fantasy series Game of Thrones— and that she could witness the murders of entire families, gaze upon stakes bearing defeated foes’ heads, and watch House Republicans get their throats slit a la the infamous Red Wedding.
“After a marathon of three seasons of ‘Game’ and the beginning of the fourth, starting this Sunday, I’m ready to forgo reality for fantasy,” Dowd wrote. “Who wants to cover Chris Christie’s petty little revenge schemes in New Jersey once you’ve seen the gory revenge grandeur of the Red Wedding? Who wants to see W.’s portraits of leaders once you’re used to King Joffrey putting leaders’ heads on stakes?” Read more:   [ECS]