Video: Worst: Wayne Smith

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
updated 10/23/2006 11:19:43 AM ET 2006-10-23T15:19:43

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.

For the first time, I feel compelled to say that there is a chance that Friday's gasbags might actually be nuts.  Please stand well back from your TV as I read this to you.

The bronze goes to Republican Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio. 

Republican National Committee TV ads for him there claim that his Democratic opponent, Sherrod Brown, has not paid his unemployment taxes for 13 years, but the State of Ohio has now issued a statement saying that is not true, Mr. Brown paid the unemployment tax bill years ago.  Yet DeWine and Republicans will not pull the commercial.  So you guys would be liars?

Runner-up, comedian Rush Limbaugh told his radio sheep that the increase in violence in Iraq shows, “Terrorists around the world, particularly these in Iraq, are voting Democrat today.” 

Well, yes, except for that internal Al-Qaeda memo that says it is in their best interest keep us in Iraq as long as possible so Al-Qaeda would be voting Republican, right?

But the winner: Former CIA agent Wayne Simmons was on Fox News saying the football stadium bomb hoax was, “ a perfect example of how vital the president’s domestic eavesdropping policy in the passage of the Military Commissions Act are.” 

Wayne, of course they’re vital, they enable government to spread false rumors about plots that are by non-terrorist that anybody over the age of seven and a half should have been able to see were crap so they can try to scare people into voting Republican.

Thanks for admitting that, Wayne.  Former CIA agent Wayne Simmons, Friday’s “Worst Person in the World.”

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