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 Rhonda Sue Solomon of Mooresburg, Tennessee. Arrested for driving drunk. For driving drunk on a bicycle. For driving drunk on a stationary bicycle. For driving drunk on a stationary bicycle... in a gym.
Police say others at Gold Star Fitness called the cops, who said the woman reeked of alcohol, was uncooperative with officers, and also "appeared to be having trouble pedaling." Plus, she didn't get very far.
Our silver medalist tonight: The National Rifle Association. Perhaps the most famous rifle hunter is Jim Zumbo... Or he was. He had the top-rated show on Outdoor Channel TV, a column for Outdoor Life Magazine, and he worked for most of the big gun-makers.
And then he wrote of using assault weapons, "Excuse me, maybe I'm a traditionalist, but I see no place for these weapons among our hunting fraternity. As hunters, we don't need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them... I'll go so far as to call them 'terrorist' rifles."
Zumbo's contracts, TV show, and column are all gone now, and an NRA spokesman pointed his fate out to anyone, including, "a fellow gun owner," who challenges the right of Americans to own assault weapons.
But our winner is Deputy White House Press Spokesman Tony Fratto, who explained to reporters that we didn't invade Iraq, "We went in as a multi-national force under U.N. authorization to take military action in Iraq."
Something that might be disagreed with by... the facts! Next week it'll be: Iraq? We never invaded Iraq. We're not even there now.
White House Spokesman Tony Fratto, Monday's Worst Person In The World!