Now for one of our regular features, this is the Clown Award, given as always for meritorious stupidity.
We had two standout clowns this week.
Our runner-up this week is Captain Peter Rose of the New York City police.
There were 13 reported rapes in his precinct in 2016, a sharp increase from the year before. Ten of those cases remain unsolved.
Commenting on this last week, Rose said that the increase and the large portion of unsolved cases are "not a trend that we're too worried about" because many of the attackers were acquainted with the victims, and "only two were true stranger rapes," which, according to Rose, "are the troubling ones" in a way in which date rape or acquaintance rape apparently are not.
I thought we'd already dealt with this whole "degrees of rape" crap, the "legitimate rape" and the "real rape" bull. It appears we haven't. Or at least Captain Peter Rose of the New York City police hasn't.
That is damn clownish, but also a little too nauseating for a Clown Award, which is more devoted to mockery than disgust.
In Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes, she mentioned the time TheRump mocked reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has a physical disability. TheRump of course responded by tweeted his previous denials that he did any such thing despite the video evidence that he did exactly that.
So Kellyanne Conartist goes on CNN to defend her Führer and whined that the media wouldn't give him "the benefit of the doubt" when he lied about what he'd done.
Here's the quote: "You can't give him the benefit of the doubt on this? And he's telling you what was in his heart. You always want to go by what comes out of his mouth rather than look at what's in his heart."
That's right: TheRump's chief media mouthpiece is whining that the media pays attention to what he says.
It doesn't get any better than that. I'd say we have a contender for Clown of the Year for 2017, but much of the year is still before us and she'll have plenty of opportunities to outdo herself, which I suspect she will.
Kellyanne Conway: Good gosh, what a clown.