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Every year, Talking Points Memo hands out (metaphorically at least) its Golden Duke awards for the year’s “best purveyors of public corruption, outlandish behavior and The Crazy.” The awards are named for the famously corrupt Rep. “Duke” Cunningham and are given in several categories, including Best Scandal – Local Venue, where Missouri’s own Brian Nieves is one of the nominees. He’s competing against such dignitaries as Detroit’s extortionist ex-mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, and Arizona’s financially irresponsible  bigot, Joe Arpaio. Nieves is running last in the voting right now, but, if you are so inclined, you can vote for him – or any of the other candidates – here. Surely there’s enough of The Crazy in Missouri to merit representation in the Golden Dukes winners circle?