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America’s Worst Politicians, as Chosen by Its Alt-Weeklies

Worst PoliticiansIn honor of the Fourth of July, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies compiled a list of America's worst politicians, edited by Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse. A couple from D.C. made the cut, thanks to LL.

Quite a few of these folks were inflicted by our fellow Americans on the nation as a whole, by getting elected to Congress, which makes the list yet another useful reminder that the District has no voting representation there. Taken as a whole, the list makes a pretty good case that no matter how bad you think D.C.'s local crew is, it's a little ridiculous to use the foibles of the Wilson Building to argue that we don't deserve a vote—unless these other jurisdictions don't, either.

Read the whole thing here.

Illustration by Alvaro Diaz-Rubio via AAN

  • BobD

    While a list I would like to read the "cute" pop-ups are just unnecessary and far too much work.

    Other readers I'd recommend skipping unless you're looking just to scan the list (also not provided).

  • Sakani

    Clearly this list was rush job!! How could you leave out Dubya and his whole administration??? Where's Trent Lott? Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of now bankrupt Detroit, is currently serving 28 years after being convicted of numerous felonies. He should be the class president of this list!!!!!!!!!!!

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