The alternative weekly Buffalo Beast has a classic on its hands with its annual “Most Loathsome People” list. The 2007 list (“now 30% more subjective”) includes many you’d expect with a decent dose of equal opportunity hate including Hillary, The Troops, David Gregory from NBC News, and YOU.
If you like searingly brutal end-of-the-year lists complete with art featuring Larry Craig crawling out of a toilet, Michael Vick choking a dog, and Rudy Guiliani emerging from a smokestack like Vodermort from Hell, this is the list for you.
White House Spokesperson Dana Perino came in at #31, a little lower than Tony Snow at #17 last year. The Beast explains why Ms. Perino did so well in her first year on the list:
Charges: In a nation weary of White House press secretaries who feign ignorance, the Bush administration took an innovative step this year, appointing one who genuinely doesn’t know anything. No more lies, America — Dana Perino really can’t answer your questions, honest! This slightly comely, over-promoted office wench not only didn’t know what the Cuban missile crisis or the Bay of Pigs even were; she actually thought it was a funny story to tell on NPR.
Exhibit A: ‘This is an issue where I’m sure lots of people would love to ridicule me when I say this, but it is true that many people die from cold-related deaths every winter. And there are studies that say that climate change in certain areas of the world would help those individuals.’”
Sentence: Sent back in time to ’62; Strapped to bottom of U2 spy plane for extreme history lesson.