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 Anne Biglan of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts. She was backing out of a parking spot with an incredible amount of garbage in her car, suddenly shifted and much of it fell on the gas pedal, causing the car to accelerate, cross a highway backwards, and hit another car.
Police say the old coffee cups and other debris literally filled her car from floor to ceiling.
Our runner-up, speaking of garbage, William Donohue, the creator of the nicely named, but nonetheless notorious, Catholic League on CNBC, to repeat his insistence that two bloggers working for Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards were, in his opinion, anti-Catholic, vulgar, trash-talking bigots. Another guest pointed out that three years ago Mr. Donohue himself had said, "Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular."
Mr. Donohue responded, I’m not going to put up with it. It’s not the issue here, or I’m not the issue here. Yes, you are pal. Vulgar, trash talking bigotry can transcend race, religion, creed or color.
But our winner is actor Ralph Fiennes. A Qantas Airlines flight attendant, who left the same lavatory as Mr. Fiennes did, just seconds after he did, during a flight from Darwin, Australia, to Mumbai. She has been suspended. She denies that she was in there canoodling with the arch villain of the Harry Potter movies. No doubt they were just discussing his Lord Voldemort.
The real reasons for his candidacy, however, first, he "no commented" the story. Secondly, Qantas acknowledges that he and the flight attendant were chatting as she served him in business class. Business class? You want to seduce a flight attendant in midair and you can’t spring for first, buddy? Actor Ralph Fiennes, Monday's Worst Person In the World.