Ever hug a bottle of cheap vodka caked with cocaine residue? That's what hugging a journalist is like. And this Sunday, Feb. 15, is Hug a Journalist Day -- at least according to this newly created holiday on Facebook.

See, now more than ever, journos need your love. They work hard for little pay (some of them, anyway), have nervous breakdowns over newfangled technology, must deal with a series of tubes combined with the recession, and populate the world with some of the best drinking buddies a drunk could ever find..

So, which scribe deserves the tightest squeeze? They've tenaciously stuck to a doomed career path, and deserve our love. However, we're not about to handout a rare moment of physical affection to just anyone.

Poll time! OK, let us know in the comments which Bay Area/Bay Area-based reporter, photographer, cameraman, editor, producer, cartoonist, columnist, designer, illustrator, artist, clerk or stringer is most hug worthy. Name us anyone notable at Examiner, Chron/SFGate, SFBG, SF Weekly, Bay Area Reporter, Street Sheet, Macworld, Mother Jones, Wired, eWEEK, Nob Hill Gazette, href="http://www.sanfranmag.com/">SF Mag, or any other local pub. (Such as: Dan Noyes! Katy St. Clair! Matthew S. Bajko! Jason Brooks! Justin Juul! Catherine Bigelow!) We'll take the names, stick them in a poll, then you, dear readers, can vote for a winner.

Nominated your favorite journalist in the comments.