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 Charles William Nelson. His father, Senator Bill Nelson, lit up his challenger, Catherine Harris, and then he apparently got lit up too last night. Arrested and pepper sprayed at about quarter to three this morning when police said they found him drunk and disorderly on the street and they claim he shoved the officer. Somewhere Miss Harris is saying, “Couldn’t he have done that Monday?”
Our Silver goes to Laura Ingraham, who went on a radio show during voting yesterday. She gave out the toll-free number for the Democratic Party’s National Voter Assistance Hot Line and told the listeners to jam the phone lines.
Laura, it’s one thing for you to use the political tactics of say, the Soviet Union, but it’s quite another when you can’t even make them work. “At the end of the day.”
But our winner, good old Rupert Murdoch.
According to the international news service, in Tokyo at a conference Monday, the News Corp boss said it was right to go into Iraq and that U.S. casualties there, “By the terms of any previous war are quite minute.”
Two thousand, eight hundred and thirty nine dead, “quite minute.”
Hey, Mr. President while you’re clearing out the deadwood from the people who work for you, can you fire this Murdoch guy too?
Rupert Murdoch, the crypt keeper over at News Corp, Wednesday’s “Worst Person in the World.”