Feb. 6, 2007
A new poll from the Associated Press and AOL News asked respondents to name the past years biggest villain. The results:
#1 -- George W. Bush (25%)
#2 -- Osama Bin Laden (8%)
#3 -- Saddam Hussein (6%)
#4 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran (5%)
#5 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong II (2%)
#6 -- Donald Rumsfeld (2%)
#7 Tie: Satan, Hugo Chavez, Tom Cruise, Dick Cheney, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Rosie ODonnell (1%).
The same poll asked Americans to name the years biggest hero:
#1 George W. Bush (13%)
#2 -- The troops in Iraq (6%)
#3 Tie: Jesus Christ, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey (3%)
#4 -- Bono (2%)
#5 Tie: Warren Buffett, George Clooney, Bill Gates, Al Gore, Billy Graham, Angelina Jolie, Colin Powell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Condoleeza Rice (1%)
When a poll shows our President is considered more villainous than three dictators, the world's most infamous terrorist, and the Prince of Darkness, and that Barack and Oprah are on par with Jesus then either (a) we don't take polls seriously anymore or (b) Americans are boneheads.
Maybe we should take a poll to find out the answer...