Video: 'Worst' historically-challenged congressman

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
Countdown
updated 2/20/2007 4:59:41 PM ET 2007-02-20T21:59:41
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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 to Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari of Ardsley, N.Y.

Also known as Michael Mixon, he’s been accused of trying to secretly send $152,000 to the Middle East to buy equipment for a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan.

CBS News reports Mr. Alishtari has also been found to have given $15,000 to the National Republican Campaign Committee between 2002 and 2004, and identifies himself as that committee’s “New York State Businessman of the Year” in 2003.

The silver to Bill Orally.

Wonder how this correction appeared in today’s “Inner Tube” column in the New York Daily News? Quote: “Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show attracts three times the viewers of MSNBC’s ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann,’ not twice as many.

Hey, Billo, didn’t you used to say it was nine times as many?

Just keep gripping tighter and tighter. It’ll all work out just fine ...

But our winner ... Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri.

Arguing against the non-binding resolution disapproving of escalation in Iraq, he actually said, “Could you picture Davy Crockett at the Alamo, looking at his BlackBerry, getting a message from Congress? ‘Davy Crockett, we support you. The only thing is we are not going to send any troops.’”

Uhhh ... let’s just skip the idea of a BlackBerry in 1836. Congressman, you do realize that Davy Crockett lost at the Alamo, right?

That he was leading what amounted to a “surge” of 200 Americans, against the Mexican army of about 1,500? Didn’t turn out well, with or without congressional resolutions?

Historically-challenged Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri ... today’s Worst Person in the World!

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