Video: Meet your 2014 CPAC blogger of the year

posted at 7:41 pm on March 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

I knew her back in the day when she was a Townhall staffer cranking out “HamNation” videos. Just look at her now: Fox News contributor, guest host on “The View,” and blogger of the year at conservative America’s biggest powwow. Somewhere Bill O’Reilly’s watching this and thinking, “Maybe you can succeed with weed.”

This is, by the way, the second time an HA staffer’s won the award. Ed won it a few years ago. Mary Katharine won it today. Eventually Erika will win it. And then…

…and then we’ll have three. Heheh.

Congrats to the Hammer on the well-deserved recognition. And yes, in case Bill O is reading this, she did indeed celebrate this afternoon by trying to corrupt America’s youth.

Update (Ed): I want to add my own congratulations to my friend and colleague Mary Katharine. She’s living proof that good things happen to good people, but more importantly, good people don’t wait for things to happen — they make good things happen. By the way, our Townhall colleague Katie Pavlich won this a couple of years ago, too. When I use the term “Salem All-Stars,” Katie, Mary Katharine, and Guy Benson are at the forefront. I couldn’t be prouder.

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Congrats MKH,

Key West Reader on March 6, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Congrats Mary Katharine!

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Too cool.

Congrats MKH

CoffeeLover on March 6, 2014 at 7:45 PM

If you became un-anonymous, you’d win too AP. Congrats to MKH.

sauldalinsky on March 6, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Hey, isn’t that bluegill’s gal!

Congrats you two!

Murphy9 on March 6, 2014 at 7:45 PM

And then…

You Allah!!!

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Well deserved. Congrats!!

infidel on March 6, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Congrats MK Hammer! I suspect it won’t be the only award you NAIL down!!

tim c on March 6, 2014 at 7:46 PM

We’re all part of HamNation.

oldroy on March 6, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Hey, I’m debating on the subject of that pot-weed the kids are talking about these days at 3:30 in Potomac 1&2! #CPAC2014 #CPAC

Why not at 4:20? har har!

You can be the Nancy Botwin of conservative bloggers.

Murphy9 on March 6, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Congrats to MKH! She’s definitely a rising star for conservatism.

Now if you, Mr. AP, win in the near future – will you attend ala the Unknown Comic?

tru2tx on March 6, 2014 at 7:49 PM

…MKH!
Bacon!

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Not even close to Bishop!

Way to bring home the bacon, lady!

S. D. on March 6, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Mazeltov, MKH!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 6, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Excellent!

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 7:50 PM

….someone’s going to be pissed!

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 7:50 PM

If it’s any consolation, AP, rumor has it you’re in the running to win the 2014 NORM Blogger of the Year award!

[I kid, I kid ...]

ShainS on March 6, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Congrats Mary Katherine!

And yes, AP in 2015!

22044 on March 6, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I’d like to see Mary Kay and S.E. together at the podium.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 7:54 PM

The award should go to you, AP, every year. You’re pretty much the only reason I come here.

Corporal Tunnel on March 6, 2014 at 7:55 PM

One track mind.

I’ll second that suggestion.

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Hammer time!

‘grats on the honor!

JetBoy on March 6, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Quiet, YOU!!!!!

ladyingray on March 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

And yes, AP in 2015!

22044 on March 6, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Way overdue. I can’t think of a harder working more engaged blogger anywhere.

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

huge congrats MKH…!!!!!
well deserved…. :o)

going2mars on March 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I’d lke to see Mary Kay and S.E. together at the podium. Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Don’t forget Katie Pavlich. My hometown gal.

Congrats MKH.

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 7:58 PM

KA2…M9
what’s the over/under on the guppy blowing a gasket on this..
I’d like to put a small wager in…

going2mars on March 6, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Dude…!

d1carter on March 6, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Congratulations!!!!!

KCB on March 6, 2014 at 7:58 PM

MKH is the first person I ever followed on twitter–and she sent me a welcome message. That girl was raised right, I tell ya!

By the way, we both still have our accounts and have never been suspended. Just sayin’. ;)

Naturally Curly on March 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

If Allah can win this while giving birth I’ll be truly impressed!

Way to go MK.

29Victor on March 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Seriously, MKH, Congratulation! It has been a busy time for you in the last several months. Keep doing what you do.

d1carter on March 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

BO better mention this….he treats you so poorly….blowhard he is..
should have been his ‘talking points’…fail BO…next

going2mars on March 6, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Way overdue. I can’t think of a harder working more engaged blogger anywhere. Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Indeed. He doesn’t get enough credit. He’s damned good at his job.

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Congratulations. Well deserved.

Hog Wild on March 6, 2014 at 8:02 PM

congrats

rob verdi on March 6, 2014 at 8:03 PM

That applause sounded like everyone at CPAC is stoned. What a lackluster affair.

Go MK!

Jaibones on March 6, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Congratulations MKH! Great job!

HillC Liver Spot on March 6, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Congrats MKH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kJTIbZM9Zo

Garym on March 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Way overdue. I can’t think of a harder working more engaged blogger anywhere. Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Indeed. He doesn’t get enough credit. He’s damned good at his job.

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 8:02 PM

…true!…but I don’t want to tell him…I don’t want him to turn into a BOR!

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Your award speech was very gracious and humble MKH. You parents must be very proud of their young lady and new mother! Georgia is very lucky!

Murphy9 on March 6, 2014 at 8:08 PM

The girl next door, with moxie!

otlset on March 6, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Mary Katharine is Blogger of the Year? What are you people on dope?

Sincerely,
Bill O’Reilly

Doughboy on March 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Congratulations Mary Katharine!

We are lucky to have you here at Hot Air!

wren on March 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Congrats, darlin’
You deserve it…

OmahaConservative on March 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

what’s the over/under on the guppy blowing a gasket on this..
I’d like to put a small wager in…

going2mars on March 6, 2014 at 7:58 PM

…she doesn’t have a gasket…she has ‘corks’ !

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 8:10 PM

…what will Juan do?

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I’ll take things that Jazz Shaw will never win for $500 Alex.

Murphy9 on March 6, 2014 at 8:11 PM

, crappy news day if this can garner 40+ comments Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Dude!

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Mary Katharine is Blogger of the Year? What are you people on dope?

Sincerely,
Bill O’Reilly

Doughboy on March 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

The world is going to pot, and that’s no spin.

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Meet your 2014 CPAC blogger of the year

Congrats MKH- I miss your all too short stint on WMAL. If I were you, I’d go out and get the biggest brightest trophy I could find- something akin the Stanley Cup- and prop it up on the desk the next time you battle BOR. ;0

Happy Nomad on March 6, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Bravo Zulu!

Now she won’t talk to us anymore!

NavyMustang on March 6, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Truth be told, Allahpundit is the best blogger on this site.

This is just like Matthew McConaughey beating out Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor at the Oscars recently even though DiCaprio gave the better performance.

But whereas DiCaprio’s consolation prize is fame and fortune, and a carousel of super models, Allahpundits constellation prize is… cats?

gumble on March 6, 2014 at 8:14 PM

ROMNEY IN A LANDSLIDE!!!!!!!

renalin on March 6, 2014 at 8:15 PM

I was looking for MKH’s pintrest video…can’t find it, but I did come across her “This Week in Peeps” videos. :)

Murphy9 on March 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

…and then we’ll have three. Heheh.

Would winning one get you to come out from under the bridge?

NotCoach on March 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

, crappy news day if this can garner 40+ comments Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Dude!

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Yeah. Way to bring this over from the Carney thread! Dummy! :)

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Congrats MKH!!! The folks at Wizbang should be proud too. Just like the old Virginia Slims commercial—you’ve come a long way baby!

Rovin on March 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Congrats to Mary Katherine! The next one would go to Allah if he didn’t choose to be anonymous. He could win the snark award! Ya’ll do an outstanding job.

scalleywag on March 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

My favorite Mary Katharine vid ever!

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 8:22 PM

gumble on March 6, 2014 at 8:14 PM

When you choose anonymity, you can’t win awards. Allah knows this, I bet he is very proud of MKH.

Get over it.

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 8:24 PM

favorite Mary Katharine vid ever! Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Yeah,, that does work for me too.

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Well done MKH! AP will have to console himself with his cats.

rbj on March 6, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Good on ya’,MKH!

SMACKRUNNER on March 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Well done MKH!

Jason58 on March 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

When Ericka first started here we used to get a pic or two. If she wants the award next year we had better get more. (she’s hot, too)

What ever became of fried butter girl? Tina Korbe?

Ed can pick’em.

Now if we could just get a smoking hottie with a brain for the weekends,, it would round it out.

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I was looking for MKH’s pintrest video…can’t find it, but I did come across her “This Week in Peeps” videos. :)

Murphy9 on March 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

The pintrest one is probably my favorite but I loved the “plant” video during the 2008 Town Halls that featured an actual plant. Though I don’t know how many people would remember that one.

Happy Nomad on March 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Worth noting: MKH spent much of the year pregnant and as a new mom. Being in the same position in 2013, I can say that this achievement is probably not her biggest one of the year.

But also, she won Blogger of the Year with possible symptoms of fatigue (my most brutal symptom!) puking, disorientation, hormones that you can’t seem to wrangle despite how rational and strong you may think you are…and then the baby comes and it gets REALLY tough.

Many, many congrats MKH. I wish I could do it with such grace, professionalism, and gumption as you do.

Jackalope on March 6, 2014 at 8:42 PM

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Where can I send my resume?

Jackalope on March 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Congratulations MKH. I can’t think of anyone more deserving. You’re the best!

simkeith on March 6, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Wisdom lingers…

That’s a great title. It says a lot in two words.

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM

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kcewa on March 6, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Congrats to Mary!

I admire her, and also Katie Pavlich, but my all time
favorite is the former Boss of this site.

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Congrats Mary … well earned.
.
Now . . . . . if you could just get a copy of that image file Allah’ used for this thread, and use it every time you do another “(any one) and MKH FIGHT” thread, I’d be grateful.

It’s beautiful.

listens2glenn on March 6, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Congratulation Mary Katherine!

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Hey, Allahpundit, I don’t know if you’re reading these comments or not, but I’m curious if there is seriously any chance you would ever consider de-anonymizing yourself. As was stated above, I’m sure you would win this award if anyone knew who you were and, as a long-time Hot Air reader and commenter, I know that I would be genuinely interested in learning more about you.

Shump on March 6, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Shump on March 6, 2014 at 9:07 PM

He wants to keep his head attached.

Ever read the original “Allah Is In The House” blog?

aquaviva on March 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Congratulations to Mary Katharine..Well deserved..:)

Dire Straits on March 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Congratulations, MKH!!

Bitter Clinger on March 6, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Congratulations, Mary Katharine! I hope it will introduce you to an even larger audience!

Allahpundit is likely to win this sooner or later too, as he’s a pretty darned good blogger. Hopefully it would force him in front of a camera.

LancerDL on March 6, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Yet another year in which I was robbed and over-looked….again.

I will get Ham.

#war

SparkPlug on March 6, 2014 at 9:21 PM

You do us all proud!

Alopen on March 6, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Congratulation Mary Katherine!

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Yeah. Go ahead and rub it in. I coulda bin sombudy.

SparkPlug on March 6, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Congratulations, Mary Katharine! I hope it will introduce you to an even larger audience!

LancerDL on March 6, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Um…. She’s a regular on FNC and The Factor. She’s been on The View. Not to mention her work here.

Short of a wardrobe malfunction at the Superbowl, how much more exposure does she need? ;0

Happy Nomad on March 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

So where’s the beer? Ya can’t have a proper celebration without beer.

307wolverine on March 6, 2014 at 9:34 PM

…quit lurking bluegill!

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Wisdom lingers…

That’s a great title. It says a lot in two words.

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM

I should probably not link to that blog at the moment!! I need to dust it off first. But I got the name from a Calvin Coolidge quote:

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.”

Jackalope on March 6, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Congratulations MKH!

tanked59 on March 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Truth be told, Allahpundit is the best blogger on this site.
This is just like Matthew McConaughey beating out Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor at the Oscars recently even though DiCaprio gave the better performance.
But whereas DiCaprio’s consolation prize is fame and fortune, and a carousel of super models, Allahpundits constellation prize is… cats?
gumble on March 6, 2014 at 8:14 PM

As a longtime reader of this site, I have to be honest and say that I expected more of MKH when she started here. It seems like she is the most infrequent contributor of the main bloggers here, and I wouldn’t necessarily call her work here particularly influential. She often seems to avoid taking strong stands and the kind of in-depth analysis that we get from others.

Obviously, the bulk of the major issue analysis and commentary here is mostly done by Allahpundit (and Ed). It makes me wonder if the award result is based more on a level of name recognition and of appearing on O’Reilly often. Having said that, Mary Katherine is a fun and talented writer, though I believe there were more deserving bloggers.

I hope that readers here and that she can respect the fact that I and others may have a different view on this award result. I still respect MKH and wish her great success in her career.

bluegill on March 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Maybe Allapundit isn’t winning BECAUSE he won’t go in front of a camera…as much as i sometimes want to wring his neck a la Homer/bart Simpson, I think he is actually edgy, appropriately snarky, and brutal when necessary.

Jackalope on March 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Jazz is Out!, Jazz is Out!!

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Mmmmmmm – Something smells like conservatism, straight from the oven, either that or its Ham….Many congratulations, well deserved.

Cookie?

famous amos on March 6, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Jazz is Out!, Jazz is Out!!

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Was he ever in?

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Congratulations, MKH!

You add a lot of class to this place.

Actually, it had a lot of class before you got here, but all of it was low.

Adjoran on March 6, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Give the award to KOOLAID2 instead.

22044 on March 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM

All righty MKH.

docflash on March 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Hey, isn’t that bluegill’s gal!

Congrats you two!

Murphy9 on March 6, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I’m thinking probably not.

tdau1997 on March 6, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Congratulations!

JellyToast on March 6, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Congrats, MK. Proud of you, girl…

tdau1997 on March 6, 2014 at 10:10 PM

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