As for the Millman-Menashi idea: That award would be a good one for Sullivan to institute. But it should probably be named for someone other than me. Millman suggested it on the strength of my opposition to changing the Senate rules to end the possibility of filibusters against judicial nominees. But this was not a position adopted against partisan interest: Part of my argument was that leaving the rules alone would leave conservatives in a stronger position in the judicial wars. Nor does this position isolate me from my co-ideologues: It is the position taken by George Will and the editors of NR. I’m not exactly lonely. So name it after someone else.
On the other hand, writing this post is pretty clearly contrary to my personal interest in getting an award for pundit high-mindedness named after me. So maybe I can qualify after all?