by Winsip Custer CPW News Service
The Caspian Brothers were meeting in secret session when they overheard Sean Hannity's remark from a television in the hotel lobby where the annual award was being determined.
"We had already made our selection for the year, but with that question we had no choice, but to redeliberate and he won by unanimous vote," said the Caspian Brothers' spokesperson, Brother Timothy.
The award, known officially as the Profundus Ignotus Positus Mercedus, is presented to the person who is totally oblivious to the profound nature of a question or statement in the public arena. "One year we gave it to an engineer in the Army Corp of Engineers for stating that the New Orleans levy system was in exellent shape. Another year we gave it to James Lovell, the skipper of Appollo 13 for saying 'Houston we have a problem.' But we had to give it to Sean Hannity this year."
Brother Timothy explained. "Hannity was debating with a man who wanted rich people to pay more taxes than poor people and Sean asked him the now famous question "have you ever been given a job by a poor person? We all work for a poor carpenter from Nazareth named Jesus. That's when all seven hundred of us broke out in spontaneous applause and Brother Matthew declared 'I move that we give this year's award to Sean Hannity for his question that unlike any other in our order's history, with the exception of when Brother Stephen lifted that shroud in Turin and asked 'what does this look like to you guys?'" said Brother Timothy.
Hannity's question captures the imagination. "Sean Hannity won this year's Cluelessly Perceptive Profundity Award hands down," Brother Timothy concluded.