Best Politician in Boston

1999 Best Politician, State

Ted Kennedy

Whether it’s delivering the pork, hiking the minimum wage, extending health care benefits to the poor, or working behind the scenes on the Fleet-BankBoston merger and the Patriots stadium deal,...Read More

1989 Best Politician, City

Kevin White

Exonerated by the office of the U.S. attorney. Was there ever a dodger so artful as our Kevin?

1988 Best Politician

Governor Michael Stanley Dukakis

Boring, plodding, humorless, and cold, right? Right. And on his way to the White House. Face it: he did the impossible. Dukakis has had the best year of any politician...Read More

1976 Best Politician, Talented

State Senator Billy Bulger

State Senator Billy Bulger, who knows that politics is better played for laughs than for real. A sample: “I saw Sonny McDonough out front. He was trying to blow up...Read More

    Most Viewed Winners of Media/Politics

    • “Street priest.”, 2002 Best Euphemism, for "Pedophile"
    • Thinking her mike was turned off after a television speech, Jane Swift jokes that she was “in a firing mood.”, 2002 Best Slip since George W. Bush Called That Times Reporter an Asshole
    • Cornel West, 2002 Best Move

    Most Viewed Winners

    • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
    • Margo Adams’s Penthouse spread., 1989 Best Wretched Excess, Example of
    • Ostra, 2014 Best Seafood Restaurant