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 an unnamed would-be kidnapper in South Wichita, Kansas. A 23-year-old man tried to shoot his teenage victim, missed then jammed the gun back in the waistband of his pants the way all the cool gangstas do. That’s when the gun discharged and struck him in the left testicle. He doubled over in pain as men are wont to do in such circumstances whereupon the gun went off again. This time the bullet hit him in the left calf.
Our runner up, Sharon Thurman, a 20 year veteran teacher at Gibbs High School in Largo, Florida. She’s been suspended for 25 days without pay. She tried to fix the school homecoming queen vote so her niece would win. Officials noticed the scandal when it turned out there were more votes than students.
But our winner, conservative commentator Glenn Beck interviewing congressman-elect Keith Ellison of Minnesota who will become the first man of the Muslim faith to serve in the House.
Beck actually said to Ellison, “No offense and I know Muslims and I like Muslims, but that being said, you are a Democrat, you are saying let’s cut and run and I have to tell you what I feel like saying to you is sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.”
Glenn, you divisive fear monger, how about you prove to us that you’re not working with our enemies? Glenn Beck, Wednesday’s “Worst Person in the World.