Video: 'Worst': Ballot proofreaders

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
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updated 10/12/2006 12:59:49 PM ET 2006-10-12T16:59:49
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Every night at 8 p.m. on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann awards his daily pick for "Worst Person in the World." Some contenders are lucky — or unlucky —enough to be nominated more than once.

The Bronze for Wednesday: Marcy Gant of Davenport, Iowa.  Police say the 31-year-old woman was getting married, did not have enough money for her wedding dress, so she offered to pay part of the balance with her 4-year-old son.  She’d be under arrest. 

Our Silver goes to Sandy Sullivan.  At 65 she’s trying two new things. 

First, she’s the self-published author of her memoir; her life in the 1960’s called “Green Bay Love Stories and Other Affairs” in which she describes how she was the girlfriend of former Green Bay Packers football stars Paul Horning and Dan Curry. She celebrated her sexuality with them and others.  In brief, she was a groupie.  Brings new meaning to that name, Green Bay Packers, doesn’t it?

The other thing, Miss Sullivan, is trying for the first time running for public office.  She’s the Republican candidate in the race for Wisconsin’s secretary of state. 

But our winners, whoever in the Ottawa County Clerk’s Office proofreads the ballots in Ottawa County, Michigan, a typo will cost the county $40,000 to print new ballots because the old one misspelled the word, public.  Left out the “L.”  You can enunciate for yourself how the mistaken version of that word sounds.

Obviously the County Clerk’s spelling was just a hair off. 

Thanks to Patrick O’Connor of ESPN for this: the proofreaders at Ottawa County Clerk’s Office in Michigan are Tuesday's “Worst Persons in the World.” 

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