Now look, it's this Liberal Voice of the Year business....
First off, congrats to Sam Bowman. He won fair and square by a country mile and that's fair enough.
Neither do I have any truck with this stuff about 'it's a fix, it's the result of a twitter campaign'. There's nothing in the rules (to my knowledge) about campaigning - and after all I posted a blog post and tweeted in support of my own nominee.
Neither am I trying to say Sam shouldn't be delighted to have won, and having won he can say what he likes about that victory. I wouldn't for a moment try and stop him.
But, couldn't he be just a tad more gracious than this...
You can of course tell me I'm being oversensitive, I probably am....
Fair enough, Sam has tweeted this to me pretty much straight off in reply:
Happy to accept that he was joking and that I am indeed being oversensitive.
And Sam's comment is probably made to look worse by the comment below it, which he clearly couldn't do anything about.