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 goes to Jerry Rose of Parma Township, Michigan, who is under arrest for murder. Police say he was at a party earlier this year with his girlfriend and participated in a kind of truth or dare game, and when asked to name the stupidest thing he’d ever done, Mr. Rose said, “shot a guy in the head.”
He and the girlfriend later broke up. Police stopped by to ask her questions and she told them about the shot a guy in the head remark. So now there’s a tie for the stupidest thing Mr. Rose ever did.
Our Silver goes to Bill-O. Talk about stupidest thing you’ve ever done. He went on air Friday and explained to his audience that a “source inside” had told him that a particular doctor in Kansas performs late term abortions when the patient is depressed. He named the doctor. Small problem, after a two year fight to get them, the attorney general of Kansas received the private abortion records of that doctor last month. The doctor wants a special prosecutor now to investigation who leaked the confidential records to O’Reilly.
Got to be some way to blame this on the New York Times.
But our winner, Said Saidi, senior engineering student at the University of Pennsylvania, who has formerly apologized for the costume he wore to the University president’s Halloween party, that of a suicide bomber. And he then posted pictures posed with the school president on the Web.
Well, in a small way, it’s comforting that a kid named Said would be comfortable enough to walk around Penn dressed up that way. Can we just agree on a rule for every Tom, Dick, or Said, ixnay on the uisidesay omberbay outfits.